The monk who heals bones

BY ALI FOWLE

Traditional medicine is thriving in Burma despite recent reforms in the country’s health care system.

This year the health ministry increased spending on public health, bringing more affordable options for modern medicine, which was previously prohibitively expensive for the majority of people.

But the reality is many areas do not have access to government hospitals, and where they do many still opt for traditional methods out of fear of high costs and medical incompetence.

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