Nurses, who are also midwives, gather at a village health room for a briefing given by a UNICEF child-nutrition specialist in Zee Phyu Kwin, in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar. Myanmar spent less than $1 per person on health in 2008, minus donor money, and ranks among the lowest countries in nearly every category of health care funding. Now, with the dramatic change that has given Myanmar an elected government, there are hopes for improvement. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Alexander F. Yuan

Nurses, who are also midwives, gather at a village health room for a briefing given by a UNICEF child-nutrition specialist in Zee Phyu Kwin, in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar. Myanmar spent less than $1 per person on health in 2008, minus donor money, and ranks among the lowest countries in nearly every category of health care funding. Now, with the dramatic change that has given Myanmar an elected government, there are hopes for improvement. (Associated Press)