In a speech last week, Aung San Suu Kyi said all people in Arakan State “have access to education and healthcare services without discrimination.” For critics, however, that’s simply not true — a contention supported by a report that Suu Kyi’s own government has embraced.
Former political prisoners are still locked in a battle against depression and anxiety – the aftermath of decades of imprisonment and isolation.
During the dry season from mid-April to the end of June, many people have difficulty getting clean water, especially those living in remote areas.
Since political reforms and Burma’s opening to the world began in 2011, the country’s healthcare sector has seen growing investment from both the government and foreign healthcare providers.
The World Bank and Australia have pledged US$100 million in assistance to improve education for millions of Burmese students.
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 quality surveillance in Rangoon and Mandalay, reported The New Light of Myanmar. The project aims to provide clean water throughout the country and improve public health and …