I am at Myanmar
We are ready!!!
I talked to the embassy this morning and they said all the applications have been approved, and we will receive them in a day or two. We wish to thank you and Sitagu Sayadaw for your tremendous efforts to help us obtain those visas. We know how difficult it was.
Seven people are arriving on July l0th on Thai Air at 8:45AM, and thirteen are arriving on Mandarin Air at ll:45 AM, including myself. We have reservations at the Summit Parkview Hotel.
We will be seeing you soon. Again, our gratitude andappreciation for your help.
Dr. Carl Lum
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Prepared to Come to Myanmar
I NEGLECTED TO MENTION THAT THERE IS A TEAM OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM INDONESIA WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING STEADILY SINCE THE TSUNAMI PROVIDING SERVICES IN ACEH, SUMATRA. THEY ARE PREPARED TO COME TO MYANMAR AND WORK IN THE DELTA AND HAVE WON AWARDS FOR THEIR WORK. I suppose their ability to work in the Delta depends on policy of the government but I wanted to alert you to their availability.
DAniel Susott, MD
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Visa to Myanmar
ALoha Joseph and thank you for your quick and kind response.
At this time we at Airline Ambassadors International are exploring how best we can serve in an ongoing way. our expertise is in transporting aid and assisting with its distribution. We hope to have ongoing missions of short duration, 3-5 days, with the focus being on transporting useful supplies, medical and other. We are seeking an in- country partner who can meet our volunteers' planes, transport us and the donations, and help us with lodging. It appears your group are ideally suited to our needs.
I invite you to visit the webpage of Airline Ambassadors International (www.airlineamb.org) and read about Leilei Thein's recent mission to Myanmar. We would like to build on her work and happy to work with you into the future.
I have worked with the Aloha Medical Mission in the past and know that they are planning a mission in July at the same time we are planning to come. They will be working through the Sayadaw Sitagu who has sponsored them on 2 previous visits. They are more focused on providing direct medical services in the delta, and we would like to support them in any way we can, helping to transport their medical supplies as needed, etc.
Thank you again and i look forward to meeting you soon.
WIth sincere best wishes,
Daniel Susott, MD, MPH Medical Director
12 June 2008
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Team to Burma
I think it was a good first meeting last night between persons concerned about Burma and agreeing to work together to find ways to help best.
To be continued - see some of you tomorrow night at the fundraiser.
Best wishes, Daniel Susott, MD
2 June 2008
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