[Myanmar] Myanmar’s health leaders stand against military rule
Auteurs : Zaw Wai Soe, Maw Maw Oo, Khine Shwe Wah, Aye Thiri Naing, Rosanne Skalicky-Klein, Georgina Phillips
Production : The Lancet, une revue scientifique médicale hebdomadaire britannique, propriété du groupe d’édition scientifique Elsevier.
Diffusion : Le site de The Lancet
Date : 19 février 2021
Responding to the military coup of Feb 1, 2021, the citizens of Myanmar are on the airwaves, the web, and the streets peacefully protesting their outrage and unreserved rejection of this unlawful and anti-democratic act. Emergency Medicine (EM) doctors have led the resistance through a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), minimising work in government hospitals under military rule. The CDM has spread throughout the health workforce, resulting in closure of public hospitals as well as medical and nursing universities. Clinical services have drastically diminished, leading to a health system suddenly in crisis.
Source : Zaw Wai Soe, Maw Maw Oo, Khine Shwe Wah, Aye Thiri Naing, Rosanne Skalicky-Klein, Georgina Phillip, « Myanmar’s health leaders stand against military rule », The Lancet, 19/02/2021. URL : https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00457-8 (consulté le 23/02/2021).
Photo « à la une » : Doctors and nurses at the Yangon General Hospital emergency room check in on a patient on April 8. © Tin Htet Paing/ Myanmar Now