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Help for the Hopeless - 26 Feb 2013
The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation provides care for terminally ill cancer patients in desperate circumstances.
Its centre in Yangon supports those who have been discharged from government hospitals and provides them with everything for free, from daily meals and medicine to burial and funeral rites.
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February 25, 2013
Cancer patient U Myint Khine, 51, passes time on his bed at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts...
Yangon, Myanmar
Cancer patient U Myint Khine passes time on his bed at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts...
Cancer patient U Myint Khine, 51, passes time on his bed at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts of Yangon February 19, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free at the hospice. Picture taken February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Daw Htwe Yi (R), 53, suffering from ovarian cancer, talks to Daw Khin Sein, 67, on the next bed at the...
Yangon, Myanmar
Patients talk at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice in the outskirts of Yangon
Daw Htwe Yi (R), 53, suffering from ovarian cancer, talks to Daw Khin Sein, 67, on the next bed at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice in the outskirts of Yangon February 19, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free at the hospice. Picture taken February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Daw San Nu, 78, suffering from eyelid cancer, lies on her bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts...
Yangon, Myanmar
Daw San Nu, suffering from eyelid cancer, lies on her bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts...
Daw San Nu, 78, suffering from eyelid cancer, lies on her bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts of Yangon February 21, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free at the hospice. Picture taken February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
The wife of 60-year-old cancer patient U Ohn Myint touches his arm at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on...
Yangon, Myanmar
The wife of cancer patient U Ohn Myint touches his arm at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts...
The wife of 60-year-old cancer patient U Ohn Myint touches his arm at the U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts of Yangon February 21, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 21, 2013. U Ohn Myint died two days after the picture was taken. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Daw Hla Hla Thein, 58, a cancer patient, passes time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice just outside Yangon...
Yangon, Myanmar
Daw Hla Hla Thein, a cancer patient, passes time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice just outside Yangon
Daw Hla Hla Thein, 58, a cancer patient, passes time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice just outside Yangon February 19, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free at the hospice. Picture taken February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
U Myint Khine, 51, suffering from cancer, prays at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, on the outskirts of Yangon...
Yangon, Myanmar
U Myint Khine, suffering from cancer, prays at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, on the outskirts of Yangon
U Myint Khine, 51, suffering from cancer, prays at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, on the outskirts of Yangon February 21, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Cancer patients pass time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February 22, 2013. The U Hla...
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Cancer patients pass time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon
Cancer patients pass time at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February 22, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Family members of a cancer patient who died a week ago make donations at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just...
Yangon, Myanmar
Family members of a cancer patient who died a week ago make donations at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just...
Family members of a cancer patient who died a week ago make donations at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February 22, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Buddhist Monk Arsainddha, 56, suffering from a brain tumour, looks on at U Hla Tun's cancer hospice,...
Yangon, Myanmar
Buddhist Monk Arsainddha, suffering from a brain tumour, looks on at U Hla Tun's cancer hospice, just...
Buddhist Monk Arsainddha, 56, suffering from a brain tumour, looks on at U Hla Tun's cancer hospice, just outside Yangon February 19, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
U Aung Than, 52, suffering from tongue cancer rests in his bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside...
Yangon, Myanmar
U Aung Than, suffering from tongue cancer, rests in his bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside...
U Aung Than, 52, suffering from tongue cancer rests in his bed at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February 21, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
The feet of U Ohn Myint, 60, who died of cancer, are tied with a piece of cloth as his body is placed...
Yangon, Myanmar
The feet of U Ohn Myint are tied with a piece of cloth as his body is placed inside the morgue in U Hla...
The feet of U Ohn Myint, 60, who died of cancer, are tied with a piece of cloth as his body is placed inside the morgue in U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice on the outskirts of Yangon February 23, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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February 25, 2013
Cancer patients meditate inside the prayer room at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February...
Yangon, Myanmar
Cancer patients meditate inside the prayer room at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon
Cancer patients meditate inside the prayer room at U Hla Tun Cancer Hospice, just outside Yangon February 21, 2013. The U Hla Tun Hospice Foundation, founded in 1998, accepts terminally ill cancer patients discharged from government hospitals and provides them with relief from symptoms so the patient and family can preserve quality of life. The cost is high for government hospitals to treat serious diseases, and patients are discharged when treatment is finished, according to head nurse Daw Naw Lar Htoo Aye. Patients do not receive enough care due to overcrowding at hospital cancer wards. Everything, including daily meals, medicine, burial and funeral rites, is free-of-charge at the hospice. Picture taken February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Minzayar (MYANMAR - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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