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
When Myo (alias name) was playing around on the street with his friends, one of MTC staff noticed that Myo has incredible bruises on his body: back, arms, thighs, and ears. The staff sensed that the child might be facing the physical and emotional abuse severely. Following the Child Protection Policy, the staff referred the case Read more about Meet Our Students (3): Myo’s Story[…]
She came to have her child examined – he had diarrhea and was vomiting the previous evening. D has been to the Mae Tao Clinic a number of times for neonatal and postnatal care. She appreciated that it’s free, likes the staff, enjoys coming to the clinic. D says that she would like to go back to Read more about Meet Our Patients (12): Mwet Yeewin’s Story[…]
Her son was unconscious when she got there. She was told that the hospital was not able to help her son because they didn’t have the right medication. She was referred to Mae Tao clinic, just across the border and desperate she came seeking help. At the time of the interview, a few days later, the Read more about Meet Our Patients (11): Pyae Phyo Hein’s Story[…]
My father loves gambling more than his family. One day my father lost in the gambling and asked my mom for money that was supposed to use for rice purchase. He was so aggressive and punched my mom hardly, took all the money from her and went to his friend’s house for gambling. I want Read more about Meet Out Students (2): Paing’s Story[…]
A one-year old girl admitted to Mae Tao Clinic with enlarged lymph nodes; painful and itchy. The baby’s health the last year has been a factor in keeping two older sisters out of school. The mother of patient, however, is committed to putting her older daughters in school as the care at MTC is not just Read more about Meet Our Patients (10): Chit Tha Mi’s Story[…]
During MTC’s advocacy trip in Taiwan, our former medical volunteer, Tseng Po-Chang, shared his personal experience at MTC that has highly influenced his choice of career and view on life with us and an audience of NGO workers. In his presentation he clearly elaborates on what MTC has been often facing. “This girl from Burma, Read more about Meet Our Health Providers (2): Former Medical Volunteer Tseng, Po-Chang’s Story[…]
In 2016, MTC’s Eye Department provided nearly 11,000 consultations: 4,000 patients received non-invasive medical treatment and health education; 6,100 patients received eyeglasses; and 1,576 surgeries were performed of which 80% for cataract removal with intra ocular implantation. Patients from the eye department were at 96% completely satisfied at the exit client interview. U San Read more about Meet Our Patients (9): U San Thaung Kyi’s Story[…]
Because of family income crisis, with many siblings, and my father has a chronic illness, I was sent to the boarding house to access education. I think if I was in Burma I would not be able to go to school. My name is Say Say and I am 17 years old. I am Read more about Meet Our Students (1): Say Say’s Story[…]
As a consequence of the civil war in Burma/Myanmar, many people could not access basic healthcare service so they came to Mae Tao Clinic on the Thailand-Burma border for basic healthcare services. In addition to the forcefully displaced people on the border, there are approximately 300,000 Burmese migrants in Tak Province, Thailand. Some also escaped Read more about Meet Our Health Providers (1): Saw San Myint Htun’s Story[…]
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[…]