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
Today (World TB day, 24 March 2018) we share the hope for a better life of Toto, a young adult in his 30s. Recently, he visited Mae Tao Clinic because he had Tuberculosis (TB) symptoms. He recognized the symptoms because he had TB one time before. A few years ago, when working in Bangkok, Read more about Meet Our Patients (32): Toto’s Story – Tuberculosis Case (Together with SMRU)[…]
I want to be a good role model for my family, especially my younger brothers as they don’t seem to think that education is very important in their lives. Among my siblings, I am the only one receiving the education – The youngest brother becomes a monk and stays in the monastery; the second youngest Read more about Meet Our Students (12): Oo’s Story[…]
10 year old boy, Pai Pai hit his head on the ground when playing outside. During the night, his eyes swelled up and reddened, and pain in his eyes, fever, and nausea have exacerbated more and more. Although his mom brought him to a clinic in Myawaddy for 4 times, Pai Pai’s condition didn’t show any improvement. Read more about Meet Our Patients (31): Pai Pai’s Story – Eye infection[…]
If Saw Way Htoo’s mom gave birth at the hospital in her village in Burma/Myanmar, the hospital would charge MMK 30,000 (USD 22.2). Including their monthly rent MMK 25,000 (USD 18.5), the cost is almost the half of their monthly salary. It took 2 days to arrive in the city, Myawaddy near Mae Tao Clinic Read more about Meet Our Patients (30): Saw Say Htoo’s Story – Newborn baby[…]
33-year-old Aung Htun Lin has been admitted to Mae Tao Clinic for over 6 months. His body was paralyzed due to the accident. After receiving physical therapy, he is able to move, eat and stand up alone with/out the aid of assist devices. To make him stand up alone, MTC’s physiotherapists have continuously provided physiotherapy Read more about Meet Our Patients (29): Aung Htun Lin’s Story — Cervical Spine Fractures[…]
I finished 9th grade in Burma and moved to Thailand in order to continue my education because my parents could not afford educational expenses in Burma. Here at Children’s Development Centre boarding house, whenever available, I attend pieces of training — I attended the English speaking, Child Protection and Adolescent training. My dream is to Read more about Meet Our Students (11): Aye Thu Zar’s Story[…]
In this video, Dr Cynthia Maung describes the current situation along the Thai-Burma border. She sheds light on achievement and challenges of Mae Tao Clinic and shares her vision on the future of MTC. Director of this video, Yoju Matsubayashi is a documentary filmmaker and a winner of the anthropology and sustainable development prize at Read more about Dr Cynthia Maung and Mae Tao Clinic [Yahoo Japan Video][…]
Phyu Phint Thu is a 6-month-old girl and is the first child. Her parents are farmers. Phyu Phint Thu was born healthy but there are rashes on her hip, which last over 5 months. Rashes have become increasingly larger and festered. She started having a fever and the wound was swelling up. Phyu Phint Read more about Meet Our Patients (28): Phyu Phint Thu’s Story – Abscess-Hemangioma[…]
Ei Moe visited Mae Tao Clinic twice for the Antenatal Care. During the visit, she received health supplements and mosquito net and took the urine and blood test for her baby. When Ei Moe’s son was delivered, he did not breath at first so MTC medics had to resuscitate the baby. In addition, the baby Read more about Meet Our Patients (27): Myo Min Zaw’s Story – Breech Birth Case[…]
“Both of my parents do not have a regular income to support my 5 siblings for schooling. I was the only one that my parents sent to Thailand in order to continue studying as they are in great hopes that I can contribute to my community in the future. After finish my study, I want Read more about Meet Our Students (10): Has Pay K’lay’s Story[…]