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19 Apr 2014 description

MARA HANSEN, RAY YIP

Since the early sixties the people of Myanmar lived under various forms of military rule. Health indicators stagnated at low levels, and progress towards development was slow[1]. There was little investment by the government in health services, so people bore 80% of the costs of their health services and turned to a range of private sector providers for the majority of services.[2] The quality of these services was often low and of limited range, with significant gaps in provision of preventive care, reproductive health and communicable diseases.

27 Apr 2012 description

CHRISTINE MCNAB
April 26, 2012

We’re walking up a mountain and Dr. K.C. Ram’s phone doesn’t stop ringing. He answers every single call without breaking stride. He talks emphatically into the receiver as we march upwards, the snow-capped Himalaya lording over this Nepali valley.

As he effortlessly walks, talks and works, Dr Ram is leading us to a remote village to witness Nepal’s first measles and rubella campaign.