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Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar
July 07, 2021

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
With health workers on strike and much of the public in open rebellion, a new wave of infections could prove devastating.
The Tatmadaw’s Assault on Healthcare Reform in Myanmar
June 17, 2021

The Tatmadaw’s Assault on Healthcare Reform in Myanmar

By Eustace Jones
“Healthcare is in an immediate crisis. If the coup continues we are heading towards becoming a failed state.”

From COVID-19 to the Coup, Myanmar’s Doctors Are Risking Their Lives
March 15, 2021

From COVID-19 to the Coup, Myanmar’s Doctors Are Risking Their Lives

By Adam Lalley
Politically active medical professionals are managing to balance their activism with their commitment to the Hippocratic Oath.

Rohingya Risk Being Forgotten in Global Vaccination Drive
March 03, 2021

Rohingya Risk Being Forgotten in Global Vaccination Drive

By Simon Tran Hudes and Kyra Jasper
The world should make extra efforts to ensure that vaccines are distributed to Rohingya refugee populations.

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge
December 21, 2020

In Migrant Worker Hub, Thailand Sees a Rare Coronavirus Surge

By Sebastian Strangio
The COVID-19 outbreak puts a spotlight on Thailand’s large floating population of migrant workers from Myanmar.
China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports
December 17, 2020

China Building Massive Myanmar Border Wall: Reports

By Sebastian Strangio
Western coverage has framed the wall as an attempt to keep dissidents from fleeing the country. The reality is more complex.

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues
December 02, 2020

Myanmar’s Long COVID-19 First Wave Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's porous and poorly regulated borders loom as potential vectors for crossborder transmission.
COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election
September 28, 2020

COVID-19 Spirals Ahead of Myanmar Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The increasing spread of the virus is amplifying doubts about the viability and legitimacy of the upcoming election.

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip
September 18, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Slowly Tightens Its Grip

By Sebastian Strangio
After weathering the early stages of the pandemic, several Southeast Asian nations are in the midst of worrying spikes of COVID-19.

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19
September 18, 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.

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