The Union believes that human rights and health are intimately connected: one cannot exist without the other.
The scenes of violence on the streets of Myanmar in recent days are concerning for The Union, which has been providing care for patients with TB and HIV in Myanmar since 2005. The violence puts at risk the lives and well-being of the people of Myanmar.
The Union condemns the use of lethal violence and other excessive force against peaceful demonstrators anywhere in the world. The Union calls on the security forces and other relevant authorities in Myanmar to refrain from violence and to respect the rights of their citizens, including their rights to freedom of assembly and expression in accordance with the UN Declaration on Human Rights.
The Union believes that human rights and health are intimately connected: one cannot exist without the other. We look forward to the normalisation of conditions on the ground in Myanmar to ensure patients have access to quality health services and that health care workers can provide services in a safe environment.