The Gathering Storm: Infectious Diseases and Human Rights in Burma

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The Gathering Storm: Infectious Diseases and Human Rights in Burma documents how decades of repressive rule, civil war, and poor governance in Burma have contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases.

Extreme travel restrictions imposed by the Burmese government have forced Médecins San Frontières in France and the multinational Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to pull out of the country, and have severely curtailed the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to the report. Sponsored by OSI, The Gathering Storm was coauthored by researchers from the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.