December 19, 2017

MTC SDGs Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

With a move to the new clinic, now generate a part of electricity from solar panels. Over 100 panels are up and running.

Our satellite clinics in Pa Hite area, Karen state, also completely rely on generated solar energy.

All lighting in Mae Tao Clinic is LED, trying to reduce the use of energy.

This region is subject to extreme weather events. We can not ignore that climate change is having a major impact on the health of the population. According to the London School of Economics:

“Myanmar is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and Yangon, its largest city, is one of the world’s five most vulnerable cities to climate change. A large proportion of the population lives in low lying areas prone to flood risks. As well as the impacts of flooding (including rising sea levels and heavier rains), the effects of drought, heat waves and seasonal change on agriculture, water resources, public health, forestry and biodiversity are key climate change-related concerns.” (www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamIns tute/legislation/countries/myanmar)

We have sent our staff for Disaster Preparedness Training and will continue to roll this out for workers in Eastern Burma as part of the Health Systems Strengthening Project. We are attempting to reduce our carbon footprint by installing solar panels and we are installing additional panels on Land 2 again above the car parking area.

SDGs Targets Supported by Mae Tao Clinic

  • expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support