Meet Our Patients (59): Ko Pyint – Suspected Typhoid Fever

One evening, 10 years old Ko Pyint felt severe pains in his stomach. His mother tried to alleviate the pain with traditional medicine but the pain wasn’t mitigated but even got worse. Next morning his mother decided to bring him to Mae Tao Clinic…   10 years old Ko Pyint is originally from Burma moved to Read more about Meet Our Patients (59): Ko Pyint – Suspected Typhoid Fever[…]

(58) The First Newborn Baby in 2019: Hnin Htet Htet Khiang

Hnin Htet Htet Khiang was delivered on 1st January 2019: she is the first newborn baby of 2019 in the clinic. In Hnin Htet Htet Khaing’s village, there is no clinic. “Regardless of the high transportation cost, most villagers use Mae Tao Clinic whenever they have any health issues: chronic diseases or pregnancy or anything,” said Read more about (58) The First Newborn Baby in 2019: Hnin Htet Htet Khiang[…]

Meet Our Patients (57): Poe Chi’s Story – Suspected Meningitis

2-day-old Poe Chi started becoming feverish. His mom brought him to a clinic in the village to receive treatment. However, over 2 days Poe Chi’s fever was not dropping but rather his body was burning with fever. Eventually, Poe Chi became unconscious. His mom noticed the urgency of the situation, she hailed a taxi came Read more about Meet Our Patients (57): Poe Chi’s Story – Suspected Meningitis[…]

Meet Our Patients (56): Wahr and Kyaw’s Story — Landmine Survivors

When armed conflicts were prevalent in Karen state 10 years ago, Kyaw accidentally stepped on a landmine. He was referred to Mae Sot General Hospital and had to have one leg amputated. The same accident happened to Wahr 3 years ago and he also lost his one leg. There are around 90 landmine survivors in Read more about Meet Our Patients (56): Wahr and Kyaw’s Story — Landmine Survivors[…]

Meet Our Patients (55): Min – Measles and Pneumonia

10 months old Min started having a high fever and continued coughing and crying. Although his parents had him tested at a clinic in their village, his symptom kept getting worse. In the end, Min couldn’t eat at all and had rashes on his whole body. Child Inpatient Department at Mae Tao Clinic staff examined him and Read more about Meet Our Patients (55): Min – Measles and Pneumonia[…]

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[…]

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