While at our Zokhawthar Clinic for our annual visitation this past January a wee young boy came into our clinic. He was as cute as a button and I asked to photograph his journey through our Clinic. First he, and his parents, had a consultation with our trained local Medical Doctor. Dr. Zauva determined that he had a fever from diarrhea and while mostly over the fever the youngster was suffering from dehydration.
Medical Mercy Canada has been working with displaced Chin people fleeing the severe oppression of the Military Government in Burma since 2002. In 2005 a permanent Clinic was established in Zokhawthar along the India/Burma border and in 2006 a permanent Clinic established in nearby Champhai. Year round free medical, medicines, and health aid has been provided in these two communities since those dates. The budget for the Burma/India Project is currently $35,000 Canadian. We are able to provide medical care to over 13,000 patients a year; all free of charge including any medicine required to bring the patient back to full health. Think about it, that is treating patients for under $3Cdn/patient. The bang for the buck is incredible in these destitute and under-privileged areas. We are in desperate need of funds to keep this clinic operational and continue to provide aid to these incredibly poor people. Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause