Hopes For Healthcare Reforms Under New Government


A nurse registers patients who have been waiting, some several days... News PhotoCash Register,Day,Doctor,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Human Interest,Myanmar,Nurse,Patient,YangonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesYANGON, BURMA - FEBRUARY 11: A nurse registers patients who have been waiting, some several days to make a doctors appointment outside the free Thukha Charity Clinic in Botataung Touwnship, February 11, 2013 in Yangon, Burma. The free health clinic sees some 150 patients a day, with many people forced to sleep in line for several days to get on the examination list, for many across the country these clinics are their only option for basic healthcare as government run clinics are unaffordable. 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)