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[…]
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[…]