Many among Rangoon’s urban poor are being forced to rely on high-interest loans to survive, a new report by Save the Children has found.
Thai health officials say 33 new Zika virus cases have been detected in the country as officials step up screening for groups at high risk from the disease.
A directive by Burma’s Ministry of Health that cigarette packets must display mandatory warnings of health problems caused by smoking came into effect on 1 September.
Mismanagement and a chronic lack of funding during 50 years of military rule are the main culprits for the poor state of healthcare in Burma today.
The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into the deaths of three infants that received a Hepatitis B vaccine at Bago General Hospital.
Could Burmese traditional medicine fill the gap left by decades of underfunding and neglect?