Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
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Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
Of the nearly 18,000 local administrators elected across Myanmar in 2012, only 42 were women. As the country prepares to hold local elections, a new report has highlighted the extreme gender imbalance at the grassroots level of government.

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