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Andrew George Lim reports on Burma/Myanmar as a Human Rights Fellow of the University of California, Berkeley. He served on the board of directors for the U.S. Campaign for Burma in Washington D.C., and has worked extensively on health and human rights in Burma/Myanmar. Andrew currently studies medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and is an alumnus of Brown University.

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How Safety-Net ERs Can Save Health-Care Reform

(4) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 7:22 PM

Safety-net emergency departments are frequently blamed for being the source of rising health-care costs. After all, they care for the millions of underserved and uninsured Americans forced by a variety of circumstances to visit ERs for their primary care and low-acuity concerns.

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms...

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PTSD Research Highlights Backpack Medics in Burma

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 3:42 PM

A recent study published in Conflict and Health explores the traumatic stress of medics working in low-resource war-affected areas of Karen state, eastern Burma (also known as Myanmar). The study is the first of its kind to document the psychological effects of conflict on health providers in difficult-to-access...

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From the Front Lines of American Gun Violence

(61) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 8:42 AM

Yesterday was my last day working with the trauma response team at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, coincidentally timed with Wednesday's gun control defeat by congressional leaders.

For the past two months, I witnessed the horrible aftermath of urban gun violence, for 12-24 hours daily. The nurses...

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Burma's New Generation

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 5:02 PM

The sleepy Thai town of Mae Sot, only a few miles east of the border with Burma (also known as Myanmar), seemed an unlikely location for a mushroom-farming business venture. But the poised Burmese woman in front of me explained how her social entrepreneurship project provided revenue for

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Will U.S. Investment Create a 'Ruby Republic' in Burma?

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 3:39 PM

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, alongside Burma's foreign minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, proclaimed: "Today we say to America's businesses: invest in Burma."

On April 1, 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democratic heroine, was elected to a...

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Though Diplomatic Doors Open to Myanmar, Tragedy Persists in Ethnic Areas

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 5:23 PM

In the remote mountains of Karen state, eastern Myanmar, a man named Saw Htoo* was following a fellow medic along a dense jungle trail, returning from a medical mission in an isolated village. They took extra precaution along this route -- a riverbank where skirmishes had been common between government...

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