Former political prisoners are still locked in a battle against depression and anxiety – the aftermath of decades of imprisonment and isolation.
“From early 2017 to 9 July 2017, 2,855 people have been diagnosed with dengue fever and 18 died from the virus.”
The number of dengue fever cases in the first six months of this year was higher than the whole of 2016.
Starting in 1988 with only four beds, the clinic has developed into a fully-fledged health facility providing inpatient services, surgery, dental care, vaccinations and HIV prevention.
A liaison officer for the Karen National Union denied that the armed group had sent the team, which provided free eye treatment to 73 local people.
Burma’s progress in achieving gender equality was under the spotlight in Naypyidaw on Friday during a review of the country’s National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women.