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
U Aung Min is 40-year-old and lives in Karen state, Burma. A few months ago, he was walking in the forest at night, when he stepped on a landmine and lost one of his legs. He was sent to a clinic in Hpa An immediately and admitted to the clinic for 8 days. But he requested to Read more about Meet Our Patients (40): U Aung Min’s Story – Landmine Survivor[…]
35-year-old Paw Hai Soe came to Mae Tao Clinic to have a natural birth as when a pregnant woman is old in Burma, the baby is delivered by C-section no matter what the mom’s condition is. She wanted to have a natural birth if possible. Nevertheless, she was referred to Mae Sot General Hospital during the Read more about Meet Our Patients (39): Paw Hai Soe’s Story – Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)[…]
My parents got divorced when I was about 8 or 9-year-old. My father had a problem with alcohol and there was domestic violence issue. My siblings and I lived with my grandmother but her youngest son has some issues with substance abuse so she decided to send us to the boarding house for our future. Read more about Meet Our Students (15): Nyein Thi Thi Htoo’s Story[…]
On May 9th, Dr Cynthia Maung and colleagues of our partner organisations Suwannimit Foundation and The Border Consortium – TBC met with the new representative of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Bangkok, Dr. Chen-Yuan Tung, to discuss the cooperation between TECO, Mae Tao Clinic and border-based organisations. TECO has been a long-time supporter of Mae Read more about Meeting with the new representative of the TECO[…]
2-day-old Aye Chan Aung’s parents decided to move to Thailand 4 years ago in search of work. Aye Chan Aung’s mom did not go to any clinic to receive antenatal care (ANC) during her pregnancy as she was worried that she would get arrested by police due to the ID issue. Although Aye Chan Aung was a Read more about Meet Our Patients (38): Aye Chan Aung’s Story – Newborn baby[…]
Tha Moe Paing (4-year-old) has suffered from chronic asthma. For over 3 years, she has to be admitted to Child Inpatient Department almost 1 – 2 weeks every month for treatment. Her parents were desperate and hopeless because their daughter was sick and one of them could not work to look after their daughter although they Read more about Meet Our Patients (37): Tha Moe Paing’s Story – Chronic Asthma[…]
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[…]