Taste the World, a wine tasting, is a volunteer effort of Vancouver and Calgary based Canadian Friends of Angkor Hospital for Children and Canadian Friends of Medical Action Myanmar in partnership with the Import Vintners & Spirits Association of B.C. The night will offer over 300 wine labels for tasting, a silent auction and mini Asian market.

The objectives of Taste the World are:

  1. Raise awareness of the global child… every child has the right to basic healthcare.
  2. The cost is so little to help a child in Cambodia and Myanmar to cover child malnutrition, malaria, TB and HIV. Full treatment at Angkor Hospital costs $28 per child. Medical Action treats children with malaria for a mere $5.00 per child.
  3. The net proceeds from the event will be used for both operating and capital expenditures.

Proceeds of the Event to Benefit:
The beneficiaries of Taste the World, a wine tasting will be the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap Cambodia and the Medical Action Myanmar (MAM) healthcare clinics in rural Yangon, Myanmar.

Downland the following panel about AHC as a pdf.

Downland the following panel about MAM as a pdf.

Angkor Hospital for Children Fund is registered at Tides Canada Foundation (the umbrella public charity), and is in good standing with Radcliffe Foundation in Canada and in the USA Friends without a Border by the US. Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, endorses with 4 stars. Founded by internationally renowned photographer, Kenro Izu, the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), located in Siem Reap, is a leading pediatric hospital providing free healthcare to Cambodian children. On average, 350 children and their families arrive at the hospital each day. Since opening in 1999, AHC has provided nearly three quarters of a million child treatments.

Medical Action Myanmar is registered charity in Amsterdam, operating in Myanmar (Burma) under the leadership of Dr. Frank Smithuis. In 1994 he began working in Myanmar (Burma), as director of Medecins Sans Frontiers supervising a large medical program, initiating anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for AIDS patients in Myanmar (responsible for 10,000 patients on ART, or 70% of all patients treated in Myanmar) and managing the largest malaria program in the country with over 250,000 patients treated for malaria each year.

Myanmar people receive the lowest support of all people in developing countries in the world. This is for political reasons and completely unacceptable considering the need. Medical Action Myanmar is focusing on the poorest people in Myanmar, who cannot afford health care. MAM is providing special food for children with malnutrition, general health care for pregnant women and children and treatment of patients with HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria. All medicines and food is provided for free.

MAM also supports family planning/birth separation as most women have more children than they want and/or than they can take care for, which leads to poor health of both mothers and children.