The Mayanchaung Centre in Rangoon’s Helgu Township houses around 140 people who suffer from leprosy — a disease that leaves its sufferers stigmatised by society.
Residents in Myaungmya are demanding an investigation into corruption among hospital staff, that includes extortion, misuse of medical supplies, and denying patients treatment.
Dangerous chemicals have found their way into many food products in Burma. DVB Debate discusses how a lack of regulation in the food industry has affected the standard of food in the country today.
A team of medical specialists from a multi-national charity, Operation Smile, are providing free examinations and surgery in Rangoon, for children born with cleft lips and palates.
Children in Arakan’s IDP camps are becoming malnourished as UN aid agencies and INGOs struggle to resume operations in the violence-plagued state.
Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, launched the Suu Foundation on Sunday, together with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh.
Residents in Latpadung’s Kangon village are calling for the suspension of an acid factory, which locals say, is making them ill.
While no one knows exactly how many of Burma’s estimated 4 million stray dogs carry rabies, UN news service IRIN reported on Monday that some sources claim alarming numbers as high as 75 percent. According to IRIN, health workers in Burma say that the fatal disease is a serious threat for the country’s urban dwellers.