Malaria, drug-resistant TB flourish in Myanmar


A patient from Myanmar receives treatment at the Mae Tao clinic in the northwest Thai town of Mae Sot May 23, 2007. REUTERS/ Sukree Sukplang


“Simmering civil war, fake drugs and a non-existent health service in military-ruled former Burma, are creating the perfect breeding ground for new, drug-resistant strains of killer diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.”

In this article by Reuters, Back Pack Health Worker Team’s important studies on malaria infection rates in refugees are referenced.  Our team is constantly administering treatment for these infectious diseases in Myanmar.

Read the original article here.


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