Throughout much of our sailing region in Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago, our yachts are the only boats that visit on a regular basis.
Over the past years, the local villagers often asked our crew members to bring medicine or basic supplies. In some cases, we transported wounded islanders on our boats to get treatment. That’s why we decided to start the Sailing Clinic.
About half a year ago, we launched a call for volunteers and supporters of the Sailing Clinic on our website.
It took us a few months to get things sorted out. But thanks to an overwhelming response by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, legal experts and others, the Sailing Clinic can soon set sail.
The first mission will take place in April with a team of volunteers and medical workers visiting the villages to assess the situation.
Their goal is to develop a plan on how to improve the basic medical infrastructure for the people of the Mergui islands.
In January 2015, Eva Lupprian joined Burma Boating's team as the Sailing Clinic's new project manager.
Read more about the project on www.burmaboating.com/sailingclinic. And please get in touch with Eva if you wish to be part of the project or if you have any suggestions or ideas you would like to share.