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Myanmar: order to close clinics could be “life threatening” for thousands of people with HIV and TB, says MSF

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 14 June 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1512
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières has been instructed to suspend medical activities in Tanintharyi, Myanmar, in a move that could leave thousands of people with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) without access to treatment.

Myanmar’s healthcare system has been severely disrupted since the military coup began in February 2021.1 The Myanmar military—known as the Tatmadaw and widely criticised over its attacks on Rohingya Muslims—has used increasingly lethal tactics …

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