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.
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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[…]
Infection rates high in rural Burma but with some of the world’s lowest per capita spending on healthcare, prospects are slim
Sep 11, 2008 (DVB), The influx of donations and volunteer doctors after Cyclone Nargis has led to improvements in healthcare in hospitals in some areas of Irrawaddy division, locals said.[…]
May 13, 2008 (DVB), A human rights activist in Bogalay said disease and poor sanitation in the township in the aftermath of the recent cyclone have placed a heavy burden[…]