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red alert. ah, this is a just drought is a red if occasion. i think we're going to have some epic fight in the world or is becoming a scarce commodity. things just getting dryer and dryer. we need more and more water heater, earth dying of thirst. no water, no global struggle for water. thirst starts august 10th on d w. this is deborah news, asia coming up today. me and mas military consolidates its hold over the country. the hunter announces an extension of emergency rule. putting a doubt when elections can actually be held. we ask what continued military rule means for the people of me in math. and new social initiatives are bringing medical
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facilities and doctors to millions of indians in the hinterland face despite the government program committed to doing the same. what has gone wrong? ah i british manager, welcome to deed up the news asia. glad you could join us. me and mas drooling hunter has extended an ongoing state of emergency in the country by another 6 months on tele, the means on clearing also said the elections could only be held once the country was stable and peaceful. the army seized far last year, alleging voter fraud in elections that gave a nobel laureate on thanks to cheese party, a majority. since then master league for democracy. lawmakers including sushi herself, have been detained, and prosecuted an earlier promise by the hunter to hold elections by august next
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year. looks tenuous as well. the head of me and mars army made his comments in an address to the nation, saying his hand had been forced by the ongoing violence in the country that i want to go dead. he made utmost efforts in discharging the state cheetahs with might and main good, but internal and external terrorists. and that conspired to persons and organizations are committed to the utter devastation rather than the flourishing of democracy in myanmar. no hope you're doing you've without woody. sorry, i'm joining me now for more is fil robertson from our human rights watch fil, an extension of emergency room for another 6 months. what does this mean for the people of me and more? well, it means more violence. it means you're more human rights abuses. that means more suffering. i mean, there's no real surprise here that the state of emergency has been extended for another 6 months in myanmar. ah, the original structure of the qu, announcement back in february 2021,
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was one year state of emergency with the possibility of to 6 month extensions. and we always thought that the generals would try to use that whole time period and quite clearly they're going to do that. and he's also talking about her talks with a rebel groups as well. does that mean that the army is perhaps on the back foot when it comes to dealing with these armed groups? well, there's been discussions by a senior gentleman online about various different cease fire discussions. even rolled that out when who and send went to visit back in january. or the reality is that there is no real cease fire talks of any sort of significance going on right now. ah, the, i think my armed organizations are all basically either fighting the military orse telling the military to stay out of their territory. and the pediatrics of course, are not backing off. so i think that we're seeing a, a deepening cycle of violence with probably increased human rights abuses, increased violence in the coming months,
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no longer and also talked about electoral reform or he wants to implement a proportional representation system. in addition to the 1st boss, the full system, why? well, i think what he really wants to do is he wants to have an election where on sanks, which he cannot run. and ultimately, the election commission is controlled by the military. um, you know, he's tinkering around the edges with various different mechanisms of how to, you know, count the votes or proportional representation. what have you, the reality is that none of this matters because no one is going to accept an election that is done under the auspices of the military junta as either free or fair, or even remotely legitimate. ah, we expect to hear they may try to do that. but i think actually what will happen is if they try to hold an election, given the current situation, myanmar, many of these are local militias that people's defense forces will probably end up
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attacking the election machinery. now, given all that you have heard today, how confident are you that the military will step down at some point in the near term to make way for a democratically elected government? for instance, ah, my assessment of the likelihood of a transition from power of voluntarily by this military council is 0. you know, the reality is that they want to continue to control power. min online was just quoted as saying that they want to quote, continue to strengthen the genuine in discipline multi party democratic system, which is the desired people. and in fact, that's not the desired, the people that desired the people as the restoration of the people that they bought for november 2020, which is on sans regina nationally for democracy. we lived there for the time being filled robertson from human rights board. thank you so much for joining us today. and you ah,
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some 60 percent of india has more than 1000000000 people live in rural areas, yet their access to health care remains poor. for instance, as of 2020, there were less than full beds for every 10000 people in rural india. and it's not just beds, shortages extend to health care centers and doctors. but as data blue nail, jory reports, new initiatives are beginning to change that the village of natal, i and rogers tongue is home to about 1000 people. for the past acres. it's the only doctor here. sacon moved here from far away bank a loan, a metropolitan city. she wanted to self people, whether it's needed the most. but this is a choice. few urban doctors may come in indian or one name. dogwood is up the village that you don't understand until you pump drove it. before coming here,
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i was reading even thinking of medicine and i thought in what is a big dealer, a doctor once a day american is very important. so it's many, well, you know, we're really changing somebody's life, you know, some, even my iron cabinet is life saving in their lives, safety sake. i came to this hospital through an initiative called living room hospital network, which started in early 2022. the network is the brain child of a doctor herself who was keen to fill a deficit that's depriving millions of people of medical help in desperate his acne . it's very sad that 60 percent of our population is in durham, india, but only 30 percent of doctors walker. so there's a definite need and go to india right now. now, just for doctors look for health care professionals. what rural hospital network has done is built a database which helps health care workers find rural placements. the idea is to bring doctor's nurse this medical assistance to villages like these that otherwise
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run the danger of becoming medical deserts. this hospital has become an oasis o saker on the nose to say they are able to resolve 3 quarters of the communities, medical problems, right? you pull them up little as be weight patients file in and out of the hospital all day. nas last week, there was no one else wrong now with a new doctor he had oh thanks a lot better. yeah, but the so that what a year they treat as no matter what time of the night or day we come that they never closed the door on us as a nick when they say, hey, every week, 2nd on her team was it nearby. we'll adjust the check children for fines of malnutrition, and they have to measure their weight and height. keep record of their growth as well as advised the mother on how to reduce the kids addiction to chips and crackers. you're not focusing on just, you know,
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how many people when they share what you really want to see the outcome you want to actually, you know, anyone got to see the children grow up and they are growing. the hope is that the number of workers will to, to let the future of federal health care media no longer hangs in the balance. and joining me now from, or they pour in northern india is dr. permits are more hon. he's go founder and director of basic health care services and initiative that provides primary health care facilities in rural areas. dr. morgan, in your experience, what would you say is the main challenge rural india faces when it comes to accessing health care? so you know, in rural areas, the health facilities, the government health facilities are often very far and are often and us job and have inadequate a provision of services. therefore, people have to really travel far and get very little. on the other hand,
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the private sector doesn't reach these areas because there's not much money to be me and the desert that people are often left to thing for themselves. and that is our, to either traditionally those unqualified private providers, which i had a pretty large number. i'm wondering why that is because india has had a national rural health mission in force since 2005. and this government program is meant to provide health care in rural areas. has that been a failure? no, i would not say that. but what has happened is that there has been an expansion of infrastructure. there is also been an expansion of availability of drugs and supplies. in many places. there has been more people who have been engaged in the system, but there are a couple of problems. one is a design problem. one is an implementation from the design problem being backed in, especially in the more rural areas. people have to really walk a long distances to these, the nearest facility. so they're looking for often,
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far from where the border communities live. so that's kind of on to the claim of the, of the, of the mundane across the river to region. facilities like the cities are ready. but because in general in india, and that is supposed to be at a population of 35000, not in 825000, maybe like miles and people would not be able to reach the nearest functional facility. the other is more of an implementation problem. and that problem is largely because often health providers, especially doctors, would not want to live in remote rural areas, particularly. but infrastructure is water and educational and professional opportunities are limited. and that needs to get the next se. but even if i don't think there is available to the doctor on, or someone who's been working with for to was providing healthcare in rural areas, what would you like to see happen to improve health care coverage? so i think of an important thing is to have, so this is generally people,
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it's anchored, it cannot be one size fits all of saying that this is the design of a premier agent with the doctor and not to publish. and it has to be closer to where people live and the health services have to be responsive to what the communities need. in some media, for example, it's nick bites a really common problem. then you have to address that. if people are finding it, doctors are finding a difficult living book and remote areas and you have to have a nurses are non positions what we call as often as mid level it providers being trained and scared to provide services, introduce technology to ensure that the quality services each, the last mine i think in india, one of the biggest problem is that the last minute people do not want to live in book and get out there for neglect, books at the policy level and on the ground. you know, the example that i gave you that, you know, there may be no facility for 20 kilometers and you might have to blame them on your duty. there you find very little people. so i think if, unless the services are more decentralized, more responsive to people's needs,
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the healthcare really and would remain far from from being adequate. dr. bear with them on a pleasure talking to we'll have to leave it there for the time being unfortunate. thank you. so much for joining us today. and that's it for today is of course more from the regional now website d, w dot com, forward slash asia. and as ever you can follow us on facebook and twitter as well. we're back tomorrow. at the same time, we'll see you then, bye. ah . people and trucks injured when trying to flee the city center. more and more refugees are being turned away. families on the reason for the credit on it is we located demonstrate people seeing extreme dreams
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around getting 200 people from the june around the world. more than 300000000 people are seeking refuge. yes. why? because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. d. w. made for mines. ah, ah, keith calls it relief for the world. the 1st shipment of grain leaves ukraine since russia's invasion block shipping through the black sea over 5 months ago. parts of africa, asia, and the middle east face a hunger crisis. also coming up, inflation is soaring across the european union,
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but hungry is especially hard hit. and it's not because of the war. and as tensions rise over taiwan, us take steps to isolated economy from china and taiwan. i've been for swollen, let's do business. a 1st shipment of ukrainian grain has set off from the port of odessa, even as the war with russia rages. it sailing under an internationally broken deal designed to release large stores of ukrainian crops to foreign markets. the ship and ships to come. a being monitored from a control center in turkey, a long, safe shipping lanes. it's hope ukrainian grain can ease a growing global crisis. as far as hunger goes, the battle is carrying 26000 tons of corn and we'll head 1st to turkey for inspections. then on to lebanon, ukrainian officials say unlocking ports will provide at least $1000000000.00 annually and foreign exchange revenues for the economy.


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