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Pandaw River Ex­pe­di­tions has saved many lives through its char­ity, Pandaw Clin­ics, es­tab­lished by founder Paul Stra­chan in 2008 af­ter Cy­clone Nar­gis tore through Myan­mar killing more than 130,000 peo­ple. In the af­ter­math of the de­struc­tive cy­clone, Pandaw, which op­er­ate cruises in Viet­nam, Cam­bo­dia, Laos, China, and Burma, con­verted its ships to float­ing hos­pi­tals. Since then, the char­ity, en­tirely funded by do­na­tions from Pandaw trav­ellers and a profit share from Pandaw River Ex­pe­di­tions, has built more than 12 schools and seven med­i­cal clin­ics in Myan­mar, and treated more than 300,000 pa­tients. Pandaw has just opened its eighth clinic, the Pandaw Cen­tral Clinic, fea­tur­ing con­sult­ing rooms, an X-ray fa­cil­ity, ul­tra­sound room and a di­ag­nos­tic lab. The clinic is in Ba­gan and is staffed by a full-time team of 20 medics, paramedics, phar­ma­cists and sup­port staff, pro­vid­ing an av­er­age of 5000 free treat­ments a month. pan­dawchar­

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