Burma is one of the poorest countries on the planet. In the south of the country, in Kawthaung, in an area plagued by malaria and dengue, child prostitution, A.I.D.S. and the illegal drug market, Specchio dei tempi has been carrying out a health project for four years. We started in 2016, playing a leading role in the establishment of Medacross, a non-profit organization that is present in the area every day, of which we are the main financiers. Together with Medacross we currently work with two objectives.
The first is to ensure the daily activities of a free medical clinic in Kawthaung. The second objective is an activity of mobile clinics: we use off-road vehicles and boats with a doctor and two nurses on board to reach the most remote villages and to be able to visit and treat hundreds of children and families who have nothing – families of fishermen and growers of the rubber plant.
Specchio dei tempi has so far also organised several missions of Piedmontese doctors to Burma, to train local staff. In the coming months, the activity will continue with the development of new services, to give hope to a country torn by recent political tensions that could lead to further impoverishment.