Myanmar's healthcare crisis
Since the Coup on 1st February 2021, we have seen a rapid and complex deterioration in Myanmar’s health system, with immense disruption to the general population in accessing care. In addition, health workers are being targeted by the military while attempting to treat those injured during protests. Many of those who manage to reach the injured lack the skills and knowledge to treat gunshot wounds and severe trauma. The United Nations and World Health Organization have reported a significant risk to the COVID-19 response, with reduced testing, lack of public compliance to isolation, and lack of access to clinical care.