The participation of tens of thousands of government medical personnel in the Civil Disobedience Movement has created gaps in healthcare that striking doctors and colleagues working at private hospitals are struggling to fill.
Despite the dangers, protesters in the Sagaing Region capital say they will keep hitting the streets – to send a strong message to the people, the junta and the world, and to honour fallen comrades.
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A school for the blind in Yangon has been providing a home away from home for the visually impaired and helping them to acquire the skills they need to be self-sufficient for more than 40 years.
Despite initial challenges, a pilot project to pay allowances to IDPs in Kachin State through mobile phone transfers has been a big success and will be expanded next year to benefit 3,400 households.