CHILD PROTECTION & EDUCATION
While Mae Tao Clinic began as a humble health service delivery organisation, it has evolved into an umbrella social services network for refugees, migrant workers, and other displaced Burmese. As a focal point of these activities, child protection is the most rapidly growing area of need.
MTC provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who make the dangerous journey across the border from Burma to Thailand.
Mae Tao Clinic is viewed as an excellent training facility as it offers skilled trainers, including Burmese doctors, senior medics, and international professionals. Due to the Clinic’s high patient load, it also offers extensive practical training.
health systems strengthening
The Health Systems Strengthening Project is a network of ethnic and community health organisations who are working together to strengthen health systems in Eastern Burma, and to advocate for equitable and essential primary health services for vulnerable and displaced people throughout Burma.
MTC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Press Release (EN/TH/MM/KR/JP)
MTC 2016 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
My parents encouraged me to study. They told me if I do not study, I will face difficulties when I grow up. When I heard that I was very motivated and eager to learn because I do not want to be illiterate and have no choice for my job in the future. I want to Read more about Meet Our Students (8): Taw Klue’s Story[…]
Tin Ei Mying Noe Aye is a newborn baby, a 45-day old girl. When the pregnancy became 7-month, her mom had severe stomach pain so her husband brought her to Mae Tao Clinic. She gave birth to a daughter on that day. When she was born, her weight was only 1 kg. The baby was born too Read more about Meet Our Patients (20): Tin Ei Mying Noe Aye’s Story[…]
Saw Nay Htoo was working in Bangkok to support his family before he got hit by a car and started feeling to get paralized in both legs more and more. He had to stop working and visit a number of clinics both in Thailand and Burma/Myanmar but couldn’t find the cause of the symptom. Eventually, Read more about Meet Our Patients (19): Saw Nay Htoo’s Story[…]
Naw Htee Khu’s family has been living in the IDP camp since 2008 after they fled their hometown due to armed conflict between the Burma Army and ethnic armed group. In the camp, she has been suffering from hypertension almost 2 years. One day, she felt a terrible pain in her stomach and back, had Read more about Meet Our Patients (18): Naw Htee Khu ‘s Story[…]
Afer K’s dad was passed away her mom had to work alone to earn a livelihood for six children. Regardless of her mom’s effort, it was impossible to send all to school. K was sent to a boarding house where Mae Tao Clinic supports and it’s been already seven years. Although K has not able Read more about Meet Our Students (7): K– ‘s Story[…]
There are 30 to 40 households in Di Poe Wah’s village, where there are no school, clinics, and any community workers. If people feel unwell they first try traditional medicine. His mother stated that before Di Poe Wah came to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), he was very sick at home and he had edema on his Read more about Meet Our Patients (17): Di Poe Wah’s Story[…]
In 2005, Burmese army attacked my village, burning down villagers’ houses and firing guns. We had to flee and hide from them because if they caught us, we would have been killed. My parents sent me to Children’s Development Centre boarding house in order for me to be able to go to school and stay Read more about Meet Our Students (6): Hser Htoo Htoo Eh’s Story[…]
The clinic where Mai Myi Knun works is supported with medicine from Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). In his clinic, they do not have enough trained medics, most health workers are Community Health Worker (CHW). When medics are busy or attending meetings in other areas, the CHW cannot always properly treat emergency cases. His clinic leader let Read more about Meet Our Trainee (1): Mai Myi Khun’s Story[…]
Mae Tao Clinic launched the fundraising campaign on October 11 2017, in order to keep caring for vulnerable population from Burma/Myanmar in coming years. In this video, Dr Cynthia Maung, founder of Mae Tao Clinic, explains about how the clinic is of indispensable value for the region. For more information please visit our fundraising campaign page.
Her income is not stable; sometimes she cannot sell any products because no fish and crab/prawn are available at the market. Her husband and brother-in-law are jobless. Her husband helps her sometimes but mostly he drinks and is violent against her. On top of his alcohol problem, he’s been gambling. Her son, Kyaw Thu Rah was Read more about Meet Our Patients (16): Kyaw Thu Rah’s Story[…]