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
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[…]
When a nine-month-old patient, San Htoo, was diagnosed with acute watery diarrhea and admitted at Child In-Patient Department, he had watery diarrhea and abdominal pain for three days and vomited everything he consumed. He was feverish and dehydrated. During the interview, we could see San Htoo became healthy. He was making a bright smile Read more about Meet Our Patients (26): San Htoo’s Story – Acute Watery Diarrhea Case[…]
Basis was 36-year-old when he decided to move to Thailand to look for a job opportunity. He suffered a severe stroke in 2015. Since then he has been having various aftereffects — he couldn’t move or walk. Although he went to see doctors at Thai government hospital, his condition did not improve. His friend suggested that Read more about Meet Our Patients (25): Basis’s Story – Stroke Case[…]
Soe Than has been working at one of the factories in Mae Sot, Thailand for 20 years. Since November, he’s been suffering from wounded top of his foot. He visited the MTC but the wound kept hurting badly and did not heal even after the treatment. So Soe Than visited the MTC again and the Read more about Meet Our Patients (24): Soe Than’s Story – Diabetes Case[…]
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[…]