Meet Our Patients (11): Pyae Phyo Hein’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[…]

Meet Our Patients (10): Chit Tha Mi’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[…]

Meet Our Health Providers (2): Former Medical Volunteer Tseng, Po-Chang’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[…]

Meet Our Patients (9): U San Thaung Kyi’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[…]

Meet Our Health Providers (1): Saw San Myint Htun’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[…]