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dc.titleOperating a Medical System in Quarantine: The Impact of Economic Isolation and Political Turmoil on Myanmar's Health
dc.contributor.authorSafman, R.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T05:37:25Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T05:37:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-13
dc.identifier.citationSafman, R.M. (2016-12-13). Operating a Medical System in Quarantine: The Impact of Economic Isolation and Political Turmoil on Myanmar's Health. Operating a Medical System in Quarantine: The Impact of Economic Isolation and Political Turmoil on Myanmar's Health. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132862
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the production of health in Myanmar (Burma), a country with one of the lowest GDPs per capita in Asia. The planning for & production of health services in Myanmar has been rendered significantly more difficult by the country's recent history which has been characterized by an extended (&, as yet, not fully resolved) civil war, a tense political environment in which extra-governmental actors are severely constrained in speech & movement & a tense relationship between the national government & the international community (manifest in part through the imposition of economic sanctions). The constraints (political & economic) on action in the health arena mean that the roles & the relationships within & between govern-mental, non-governmental & international actors have come to be defined in complex & often counter-intuitive ways. It has also meant that this superficially apolitical arena has evolved into a vibrant space for public expression, action & dialogue which carry implications for health programming & Burmese civil society more broadly.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.description.sourcetitleOperating a Medical System in Quarantine: The Impact of Economic Isolation and Political Turmoil on Myanmar's Health
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