Meet Our Patients (53): Nay Min Htet’s Story — Newborn baby

Than Than Soe, together with her husband, used to work as porters, carrying and loading cargo into trucks. While the job was very tough and challenging, the income was low and unstable so they decided to move to Thailand in search of better jobs. “I delivered my first child at home by Traditional Birth Attendant Read more about Meet Our Patients (53): Nay Min Htet’s Story — Newborn baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (52): Wint Hmoe Naing’s Story — Acute Severe Malnutrition

1 year and 6 months old Wint Hmoe Naing was a healthy little girl. After 3 months of separation with her mom, Wint Hmoe Naing became severely sick, couldn’t eat or walk and didn’t react to anything. She has wounds and scars on her whole body…   Wint Hmoe Naing is 1 year and 6 months old, Read more about Meet Our Patients (52): Wint Hmoe Naing’s Story — Acute Severe Malnutrition[…]

Meet Our Patients (51): U Win Thein’s Story — Pneumonia

66 years old U Win Thein has been having respiratory issues since he was 50 years old. This year frequency of his cough has increased. One day he had a bad cough, vomited blood and felt weary. He was suspected with Tuberculousis at a hospital, sent back home to collect sputum. After U Win Thein came back home, Read more about Meet Our Patients (51): U Win Thein’s Story — Pneumonia[…]

Meet Our Patients (50): Ma Htoo’s Story — Newborn baby

31 years old, a mom of a newborn baby Ma Htoo is a daily worker, making around THB 100 – 150 (USD 3 – 4.5) per day. Her family, including herself, has no legal status such as residence permit or work permit in Thailand. Nevertheless, she hopes to continue living in Thailand with her family. “People like Read more about Meet Our Patients (50): Ma Htoo’s Story — Newborn baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (49): Ma Myint San’s Story — Newborn baby

5 children’s mother, Ma Myint San delivered her baby at Mae Tao Clinic 3 days ago. She is healthy during and after the delivery. Nevertheless, her baby is premature, born at 8 months, has low birth weight (2kg; 4.4 lbs), and is jaundiced with neonatal sepsis… Ma Myint San is 38 years old, a mother of a Read more about Meet Our Patients (49): Ma Myint San’s Story — Newborn baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (48): Eh Ken Ler’s Story – Bowel Malrotation

In the last 5 months 3 years old Eh Ken Ler’s health condition has gotten worse. When she arrived at Mae Tao Clinic, she had a number of symptoms, including vomiting, thirst, sunken eyes, fatigue and very skinny but swollen tummy. Child Inpatient Department staff examined her and detected holes in her big bowels. She Read more about Meet Our Patients (48): Eh Ken Ler’s Story – Bowel Malrotation[…]

Meet Our Patients (47): Naw Hla Paw’s Story – Perinephric Abscess

40 years old Naw Hla Paw had a severe pain in her stomach and her body was feverish a few weeks ago. She went to see a doctor but the doctor suggested that she should go to a more advanced health service facility and it could cost over 100,000 Myanmar Kyat, which is equivalent to Read more about Meet Our Patients (47): Naw Hla Paw’s Story – Perinephric Abscess[…]

Meet Our Patients (46): Saw Hay Nay Thar Htoo’s Story – Newborn Baby

“Even though I felt contractions, I could not go to a government hospital in my city as I do not speak Burmese. I had to wait until the morning when we could cross the border (so that I can go to Mae Tao Clinic to deliver),” said Paw Lar Yuu who delivered her first child Read more about Meet Our Patients (46): Saw Hay Nay Thar Htoo’s Story – Newborn Baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (45): Aye Aye Htwee’s Story – Pneumonia

6-month-old Aye Aye Htwee became feverish, started coughing and had a runny nose 3 days ago. Her mom gave her paracetamol and some traditional medications, but her condition got exacerbated. After 3 days of treatment at home, her parents decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic and she is diagnosed with pneumonia.   Aye Aye Htwee is 6-month-old, the Read more about Meet Our Patients (45): Aye Aye Htwee’s Story – Pneumonia[…]

Meet Our Patients (44): Naw Elcy’s Story – Vision Problems

17-year-old Naw Elcy started feeling dizzy and having a headache 4 years ago. Without knowing the reason, she felt frustrated and couldn’t help but think she had some illness. She ended up avoiding textbooks and could not catch up with classes. She was told that she is near-sighted that’s why she had issues with reading.   Read more about Meet Our Patients (44): Naw Elcy’s Story – Vision Problems[…]

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