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.
Bullet Points: the news from DVB for Friday 25 July.
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.
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.
Residents in Kanbauk, Tenasserim Division stage a protest against several oil and gas companies for allegedly destroying roads and causing health problems in villagers
Residents in Latpadung’s Kangon village are calling for the suspension of an acid factory, which locals say, is making them ill.
Many Burmese migrants work in the dock in Mahachai, Thailand. Many of them are poor and dream of one day returning home. But many of them also enjoy new freedoms that were taboo in their own country, including sexual experimentation and multiple partners.
Medical officials say supplies of vital tuberculosis medication will run out by October.
Due to constant power failures across Burma, medicines that need to be kept at specifically refrigerated temperatures, such as cancer medication and insulin, are becoming damaged and putting patients’ lives at risk.
Nearly 10 percent of all disabled people in Burma are currently attending high school, but their chances of getting jobs when they leave and leading independent lives are slim.
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