A recent report on health in eastern Burma highlights the relationship between human rights abuses and the health of the area’s population, while drawing comparisons with war-torn Somalia.
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The World Bank will loan Burma US$100 million for the Myanmar Essential Health Services Access Project, which will cater to maternal and child health care. Earlier in January, the World[…]
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF will assist Burma’s Ministry of Health to implement a Water Safety Plan in 2015. The ministry commenced with the pilot phase of the project by initiating water[…]
Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin have resigned, state television announced on Tuesday. President Thein Sein reportedly issued an order granting them permission to step down,[…]
Cigarette companies may soon be forced to feature graphic photographs depicting the potential health impacts of smoking on products sold in Burma. The Ministry of Health’s Tobacco Control Project (TCP)[…]
Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, launched the Suu Foundation on Sunday, together with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh.
This week’s DVB Debate raises the issue of public health care in Burma.
The government spent 3.9% of this year’s national budget on healthcare. But with insufficient supplies, inadequate equipment and a shortage of staff, the sector is in dire need of reform[…]
Education and health sectors could see dramatic increase in spending but additional money also proposed for Burma’s military
Spending on health sector to rise to two percent of annual budget, doing little to shift Burma’s low global healthcare ranking
Parliament rejects a proposal to form a board of medical experts who could improve Burma’s woeful healthcare system
Preventable diseases spilling over into neighbouring countries as medical experts warn of impending headache for regional health system
The Mawchi mine in Karenni state was once the world’s most important source of tungsten, but locals there have now moved towards lead mining. The job is dangerous, however, as[…]
Health officials tell HIV patients that living together can cause the disease to spread, as international support group calls the move ‘political’
New report indicates improvements made in maternal health in eastern Burma as a result of community health programme
New regulation limits prisoners’ ability to obtain items such as medicine, as families sound warning bell over deteriorating health of detained activists
Opposition leader suffering from dizziness and low blood pressure and reportedly briefly admitted to Rangoon hospital on Sunday
May 12, 2009 (DVB), Systematic torture and denial of healthcare to political prisoners in Burma has caused a spiraling health crisis, while dissenters are being imprisoned with increasing frequency, said[…]
Apr 24, 2009 (DVB), Renowned comedian Zarganar, who was sentenced last year to 35 years in prison for speaking to foreign media following cyclone Nargis, is in poor health, said[…]
Mar 30, 2009 (DVB), Imprisoned National League for Democracy member Win Mya Mya has undergone a prison transfer for the second time in a week amid reports that she is[…]
Mar 4, 2009 (DVB), The sister of 88 generation students’ leader, Min Ko Naing, who is currently imprisoned in Kengtung jail in eastern Burma, has said he has been suffering[…]
Dec 11, 2008 (DVB), The health of 88 generation student leader Min Ko Naing has deteriorated since his transfer to Keng Tung prison, according to his older sister Kyi Kyi[…]
Dec 9 2008 (DVB), The health of veteran journalist and senior National League for Democracy member Win Tin has improved since he was hospitalised on 4 December, his neighbour told[…]
Oct 16, 2008 (DVB), The health of Nyo Gyi, vice-chair of Mandalay’s Maddaya township National League for Democracy, has been deteriorating in prison, according to a fellow inmate who was[…]
Oct 2, 2008 (DVB), Elected members of parliament U Nyi Pu and Dr Tin Min Htut have been transferred to Insein prison, according to a National League for Democracy spokesperson.[…]