On 14 November, International World Diabetes Day , photographer Whitney Light captures the haphazard management of diabetes in Burma owing to low health literacy , poverty and inaccessibility to proper medical services.
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Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result.
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.
Thonburi Hospital Group plans to expand its presence aggressively in Burma by investing US$165 million over five years to build three hospitals and clinics nationwide.
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.