Hopes For Healthcare Reforms Under New Government

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Children, many of which come from poor areas or are orphans learn... News PhotoChild,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Human Interest,Human Settlement,Learning,Myanmar,Orphan,Poverty,YangonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesYANGON, BURMA - FEBRUARY 11: Children, many of which come from poor areas or are orphans learn Burmese at the Ahlal Taik Monastery School in Dala Township on February 11, 2013 in Yangon, Burma. As the country goes through sweeping political and economic reforms, many are hopeful that after decades of neglect the healthcare system will also benefit from the changes. Although health budgets have increased the state health system is still underfunded and struggles to provide basic healthcare as well as essential medicines for treating HIV, Malaria and TB. With sanctions being lifted it is hopeful that again the flow of medical equipment, medicines and the presence of NGO's will increase. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)