Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Burma's health care reaches crisis point

"We want the international community to consider this as a crime against humanity," said Dr Maung, who won the Magsaysay Award for her humanitarian work.
Almost one third of those surveyed experienced human rights abuses in the preceding year, particularly forced labour and displacement. The report also states that the abuses are directly linked with the health crisis, as children in displaced families were three times more likely to suffer.
The problem of children and women who die from preventable and curable diseases can be solved through comprehensive public health services, Dr Maung said.
"But unless the human rights violations are stopped in Burma, the health problems cannot be solved."

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