Grandson suffering emotional trauma, according to Ko Ni’s family

When NLD legal advisor Ko Ni was shot in the head at close range at Yangon International Airport last month, horrific photos of the crime immediately surfaced on social media Perhaps the most chilling picture, though, was of the culprit standing behind Ko Ni with a gun to his head, while the lawyer stood holding his two-year-old grandson The child fell out of his grandfather’s arms and onto the ground when the...

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75 drinking water brands fail microbial test

Several drinking water brands did not pass a microbial test administered by Myanmar’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The microbial plate count test measures how much...

75 drinking water brands fail microbial test

UNFPA: Women and youth are key to Myanmar’s economic future

In a statement released earlier this week by the UN Population Fund, the organization pinpointed the country’s youth as the key to economic growth and emphasized the pressing...

UNFPA: Women and youth are key to Myanmar’s economic future

Myanmar has sixth-most HIV infections among Asia-Pacific nations

Thirty people are infected with HIV every day in Myanmar, said Sports and Health Minister Dr Myint Htwe at a World AIDS Day event on Naypyidaw on December 2 Yangon, Mandalay,...

Myanmar has sixth-most HIV infections among Asia-Pacific nations

Zika tests on 6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw come back negative

Earlier this month, a six-year-old child from Lanmadaw was suspected of being infected with the Zika virus However, test results have confirmed that the child does not...

Zika tests on 6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw come back negative

Group of disabled invidivuals to travel from Monywa to Mandalay by wheelchair

Between November 28 and December 2, a group of disabled individuals will make their way from Monywa to Mandalay — a distance of approximately 131 km — via wheelchair...

Group of disabled invidivuals to travel from Monywa to Mandalay by wheelchair

Myanmar to produce higher quantities of snake antivenom this year

Myanmar will manufacture more snake antivenom this year due to predictions that there will be an increased need for the product ‘According to investigations carried out...

Myanmar to produce higher quantities of snake antivenom this year

6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw checked for Zika infection

Dr Than Htun Aung, the deputy director of the Public Health Department in Naypyidaw, said a 6-year-old boy from Lanmadaw Township in Yangon is being checked for infection with the...

6-year-old boy in Lanmadaw checked for Zika infection

City Mart now apparently giving out free plasters with your food

A post regarding a rather troublesome photo of a box of food from City Mart has been making its rounds on the Myanmar Facebook scene The post was originally uploaded by a Mr S...

City Mart now apparently giving out free plasters with your food

Social media helps locate missing 70-year-old man

On November 14, Ko Thet Htoo Hlaing turned to Facebook to ask for help in locating his missing uncle 70-year-old U Nyunt Wai, who lives at home with his family, including his...

Social media helps locate missing 70-year-old man

Coconuts Yangon Health

Myanmar has one of the least developed healthcare systems in the region, a product of decades of military rule. Many residents go to Singapore or Thailand to treat more serious illnesses. Yangon General Hospital provides free healthcare to Myanmar nationals, and some private hospitals such as Pun Hlaing have emerged for those who can afford to pay for the treatment. Health stories on Coconuts Yangon cover everything from updates on the latest tropical disease epidemic to mental health to the nasty stuff found in our food.