Health situation on Myanmar side of Thai border still dire

Source: the Straits Times

Published on Feb. 19, 2015, 12:10 p.m.

BANGKOK - Critical health challenges remain in post conflict areas of eastern Myanmar, with malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea continuing to kill people, says a report released in Bangkok on Thursday.

 The 64-page report titled "The Long Road to Recovery", by a network of field-based organisations, appealed for more international support for populations in the vulnerable areas. It was based on data from 64 townships, taken in 2013, along Myanmar's border with Thailand from Shan state in the north to Mon and Tenasserim states in the south.

The populations in these areas, most of which have suffered from decades of conflict and thus a near-total absence of government services, have long relied on their own networks, resources and resilience...

BANGKOK - Critical health challenges remain in post conflict areas of eastern Myanmar, with malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea continuing to kill people, says a report released in Bangkok on Thursday.

 The 64-page report titled "The Long Road to Recovery", by a network of field-based organisations, appealed for more international support for populations in the vulnerable areas. It was based on data from 64 townships, taken in 2013, along Myanmar's border with Thailand from Shan state in the north to Mon and Tenasserim states in the south.

The populations in these areas, most of which have suffered from decades of conflict and thus a near-total absence of government services, have long relied on their own networks, resources and resilience.

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Nirmal Ghosh

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