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
MTC has a vision for all people from Burma to have access to quality and affordable healthcare, education and protection in respect of all human rights. In 2016 Mae Tao Clinic 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. This year, we interviewed 564 patients from different departments from end of July to the end of August. The results showed that 85% of the patients interviewed were completely satisfied with Mae Tao Clinic health services. Patients from the eye department were at 96% completely satisfied.
MTC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
MTC 2016 Annual Report
HSS Strategic plan
Daw Aye Moient (mother) brought baby Ma Thig Kyan San, a girl, two years old to Mae Tao Clinic. The Mom is 42 years old, has a five-year-old at home as well as a husband – the family live together and the mother in law. They are farmers – rice is the crop they cultivate Read more about Meet Our Patients (8): Daw Aye Moient’s Story[…]
Tin Mon is 29 years old and is a mother of four children. She is originally from Mon State, Burma, but moved to the outskirts of Myawaddy Township, just across the border from Thailand, three years ago. She and her husband of 12 years decided to move to Myawaddy as they were more likely to Read more about Meet Our Patients (7): Tin Mon’s story[…]
Tin Win is 16 years old and was brought to MTC with a complicated case of severe malaria. He managed to contract the most severe strain of malaria called Plamodium Falciparum (PF), which often causes cerebral malaria and death. Tin Win comes from Myawaddy Township, which is just across the border from Mae Sot. He Read more about Meet Our Patients (6): Tin Win’s story[…]
Say Say is just two months old. She comes from Myawaddy township in Burma. Say Say has three brothers and one sister. Say Say recovering with her brother and mother came to Mae Tao Clinic with malaria several years ago and since then, she has returned regularly to get all her children vaccinated. Say Say’s Read more about Meet Our Patients (5): Say Say’s story[…]
This is Aung Ko. He is 31 years old. He lives in a village near Pha An township in Burma. He is married and has a daughter attending grade one at school. He wasn’t able to study when he was younger because his family were very poor and he needed to take care of them. Read more about Meet Our Patients (4): Aung Ko’s Story[…]
This is one-year old Soe Mayar. She was born in Mae Sot, Thailand. Soe Mayar’s parents had moved to Thailand because they faced a difficult life in Burma. She has four sisters- two elder sisters are working at a factory in Bangkok, they are 15 and 17 years of age. The other two sisters couldn’t Read more about Meet Our Patients (3): Soe Mayar’s Story[…]
Poe Ei is 23, and is from Bago, Burma, although she is living in Thin GanNyi Naung, Myawaddy division, now. She has three siblings. Her eldest sister is 25 years and her youngest brother is 18 years old. When she was young she worked at a factory together with her siblings in Yangon. Two years Read more about Meet Our Patients (2): Poe Ei’s Story[…]
A familiar face often seen around the Reproductive Health Impatient Department is Nan Win Kyi, age 38 years. She comes from Dwei .Her husband died from Malaria when she was 2 months pregnant with her son. At that time she was facing many problems for living so she decided to move to Mawlamyaing to get Read more about Meet Our Patients (1): Nan Win Kyi’s Story[…]
Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) appreciates the assistance of trained medical professionals in a variety of medical fields. There are few permanent doctors working at MTC, therefore daily direct supervision by a senior clinician is not always available. Volunteering at MTC in the role of medical doctor is an enriching experience but it can be challenging Read more about Volunteer Medical Doctor[…]
A long term volunteer midwife is required to support the Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) reproductive health (RH) team which supports more than 4000 admissions per year including approximately 2800 deliveries. Reproductive health activities include antenatal care; delivery services; postnatal care; management of maternal and child health (MCH) education; inpatient care of women and neonates peri-partum, Read more about Volunteer Midwife (MCH)[…]