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UK to support Aung San Suu Kyi’s work with Rangoon General Hospital

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UK government to support Aung San Suu Kyi’s plans for the renovation of Rangoon General Hospital in Burma, the Prime Minister announces

International Development Secretary Justine Greening walks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the way to 10 Downing Street. Picture: FCO/Patrick Tsui
International Development Secretary Justine Greening walks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the way to 10 Downing Street. Picture: FCO/Patrick Tsui

Prime Minister David Cameron and International Development Secretary Justine Greening met with Aung San Suu Kyi today, on her second visit to the UK since her release from house arrest.

They discussed the UK’s support, which will fund a team to assess plans for the renovation of the 1500-bed hospital, one of the oldest in Rangoon.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

Rangoon General Hospital has offered life-saving healthcare to the Burmese people for generations and it is right that we help Aung San Suu Kyi in her work to restore this crucial institution.

Her project shows that Burma is getting back to business and I am pleased to support this and the country’s wider agenda of healthcare reform.

Notes to editors

  • The Department for International Development is undertaking this work alongside the Yangon General Hospital International Reinvigoration Committee

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Published 23 October 2013