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.
Key Health Service Statistics 2016
continued to provide essential primary health care to a significant number of clients. This population would be unable to afford health care in Burma or Thailand. 10,705 children under five were treated at Mae Tao Clinic in 2016. This is 20% of the total client load. 19,319 were women of reproductive age which is 35 % of the total client load (54,521). Among 111,488 consultations, 52% are residing in Thailand and 48% are crossing the border to seek health care and protection.
MTC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Press Release (EN/TH/MM/KR/JP)
MTC 2016 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
We are daily workers, doing anything if we get paid. Since a few weeks ago, my children have been having diarrhoea. We didn’t know where to go or what to do. So we decided to use the traditional method to alleviate the diarrhoea — having my children to have curry powder but it did not work. Read more about Meet Our Patients (23): Chit Maung Maung’s Story – Malnutrition Case[…]
When I was 6-month-old, my dad passed away on the battlefield while he served in the ethnic armed group. Since then we had faced many difficulties. The place where I am from was in a remote area and there was no school. My mom wanted me to study, so she sent me to the CDC Read more about Meet Our Students (9): Eh Shee’s Story[…]
Dear friends of Mae Tao Clinic, We are pleased to present to you the result of our fundraising campaign, which was held from October until 31st December, 2017. Our appreciation goes to all individuals, partners and organizations who have supported us. Highlights of the campaign are the kind offer of Borderline Collective, a teashop in Mae Read more about [Fundraising Campaign] Thank You![…]
A newborn baby is an 11 days old boy. In his village, there is no clinic but there are a number of health workers providing primary health care. The baby was delivered by unskilled traditional birth attendants (TBA) with health workers in the village. When the baby was born, he has a congenital head defect (Myelomeningocele). “We Read more about Meet Our Patients (22): A New Born Baby’s Story[…]
According to the United Nations children’s agency, as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar, while 30 – 35 percent suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition. (UNICEF, WTF) We have seen an increased number of children admitted in 2016 for acute severe or moderate malnutrition in the child inpatient department Read more about Meet Our Patients (21): Khin Thi Moe’s Story[…]
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[…]