Desperate cancer patients are being exploited by unscrupulous charlatans who claim to be able to cure cancer by treating them with traditional medicine, with fake cures already being blamed for at least one death.
After nearly five years of hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh has been implementing hostile policies in an apparent attempt to push them to leave. But with Myanmar in turmoil since the coup, repatriation looks increasingly risky.
Dengue fever cases have soared this year and doctors and public health experts say weak prevention measures, a lack of medical staff and a focus on COVID-19 have blunted the junta's response to the potentially fatal illness.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.