"While international attention focuses on Myanmar, a health crisis in the country looms large. An estimated 85,000 people infected with HIV in Myanmar are not receiving lifesaving treatment.

This is an improvement on previous years with new momentum in the country to tackle the crisis. However, the recent retreat of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria threatens to undo improvements, leaving tens of thousands of people living with HIV and TB without treatment and a large scale crisis unchecked.” 

—Joe Belliveau, MSF operations manager in Myanmar

This article originally appeared in Thailand’s The Nation newspaper.

Meeting with patients at an MSF clinic in southern Myanmar.

Photo: Myanmar 2011 © Veronique Terrasse/MSF

"While international attention focuses on Myanmar, a health crisis in the country looms large. An estimated 85,000 people infected with HIV in Myanmar are not receiving lifesaving treatment.

This is an improvement on previous years with new momentum in the country to tackle the crisis. However, the recent retreat of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria threatens to undo improvements, leaving tens of thousands of people living with HIV and TB without treatment and a large scale crisis unchecked.”

—Joe Belliveau, MSF operations manager in Myanmar

This article originally appeared in Thailand’s The Nation newspaper.

Meeting with patients at an MSF clinic in southern Myanmar.

Photo: Myanmar 2011 © Veronique Terrasse/MSF

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