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 2017
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. Mae Tao Clinic provided 103,872 consultations; of them, 9,898 were admitted for the further diagnoses and treatment. Among the total patients, 65% were women and 20% were children under 5 years old.
MTC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Press Release (EN/TH/MM/KR/JP)
MTC 2016 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
43-year-old Ko Myo moved to Thailand 6 years ago after his parents passed away. He has worked as a daily laborer on a farm. He’s been feeling pain in his stomach for almost half a year but didn’t go to the clinic due to his security and the language barrier. Nevertheless, his pain has exacerbated and Read more about Meet Our Patients (36): Ko Myo’s Story – Pancreatic Pseudocysts[…]
Nay Blut Htoo is 17-year old, living in Children’s Development Centre (CDC) boarding house since 2016. While many in the boarding house are going back to their hometown during the summer vacation, Nay Blut Htoo decided to enlarge his experience through an internship; he applied for an internship at Mae Tao Clinic and is currently Read more about Meet Our Students (14): Nay Blut Htoo’s Story[…]
A 7-month old girl Wai Wa couldn’t breathe properly and was feverish since she was 2-month-old. Her mom took her to the hospital a number of times, her condition didn’t get better. Although it is far from her place, her mom came to Mae Tao Clinic to get treatment. Wai Wa is a 7-month-old Read more about Meet Our Patients (35): Wai Wa’s Story – Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Mild malnutrition[…]
I came to Thailand when I was 10. My parents are farmers and they could not afford my sibling’s education — two of my brothers had to quit school, working in the field to support the family. After the school, I want to continue further study at university. If possible, I’d like to major in education. Read more about Meet Our Students (13): Naw Moo Paw’s Story[…]
“The current place I and my husband live has a great number of migrant workers in need of health care and protection. These include children and pregnant women living in mountainous and jungle areas. They, in general, have transportation and ID issues to access to health services in spite of their serious illnesses or need Read more about Meet Our Patients (34): Shine Tha Htoo’s Story – Newborn baby[…]
As soon as my employer knew I had TB, he dismissed me and my husband, then he burnt all my belongings. I no longer had a place to stay… This is the story of WH, a woman in her 40s: ‘It has been 5 years since I left my native place to seek a Read more about Meet Our Patients (33): WH’s Story – Tuberculosis Case (Together with SMRU)[…]
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[…]