The Christina Noble Children's Foundation established the
Mobile Night Clinic for Street Children Project in 1999 in
order to provide access to medical facilities for street children
in winter at the locations in Ulaanbaatar where the children
are known to live or congregate.
Trade plus Aid's $6062 donation enabled CNCF to expand the service to two nights each week
from October 2002 to March 2003.
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The 'transition period' from the old-style
Soviet-supported command economy to a market-led democratic
system has seen the collapse of Mongolia's medical and social
services and thousands of children living on the streets of
During winter, street children are
forced to take shelter from the bitter cold in the City's
system of sewers and hot water pipes. This bitterly cold,
inhospitable environment leaves children at risk from a range
of ailments and diseases.
The clinic provides emergency medical
treatment for children but this project is more than a mobile
clinic. It comprises a team of staff dedicated to the well-being
of the children and determined to ensure that the children
know that in this time of distress they have friends who are
there to support them, and upon whom they can call for help.
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This project is accredited to Rouse & Co and Willoughby &
Partners without whose pro bono
advice there would not have been the funds available to
finance this project.