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WEALTH OF HEALTH


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Political will is needed to fix Myanmar's vast health woes

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 01, 2014

~~<p>Myanmar, also known as Burma, is ranked at the very bottom of 190 countries for overall health system performance, according to the World Health Organization.</p>
<p>The per-capita income is approximately $1,300, which places Myanmar at 205 out of 226 countries studied by the Central Intelligence Agency, but this is just part of the story. The people are not only poor; they also suffer from a cultural fabric that has been disrupted terribly over time. In addition, the current government is both unwilling and unable to invest the resources needed to improve the health status of its citizens.</p>
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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is ranked at the very bottom of 190 countries for overall health system performance, according to the World Health Organization.

The per-capita income is approximately $1,300, which places Myanmar at 205 out of 226 countries studied by the Central Intelligence Agency, but this is just part of the story. The people are not only poor; they also suffer from a cultural fabric that has been disrupted terribly over time. In addition, the current government is both unwilling and unable to invest the resources needed to improve the health status of its citizens. Login for more...



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