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[…]

Meet Our Patients (43): Kyaw Eh Paw’s Story – Newborn Baby

32 years old Mu Eh Lar’s son was delivered at Mae Tao Clinic. She and her husband work together, taking care of a house compound, gardening or cleaning in Thailand. Their salary is intermittent so one of them regularly goes back to Burma whenever they have a chance to work. “Although we have the legal status Read more about Meet Our Patients (43): Kyaw Eh Paw’s Story – Newborn Baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (42): Ma May Win’s Story – Urine Infection

49-year-old Ma May Win felt fever and had difficulty urinating for a while. She was afraid of visiting Thai clinics as she couldn’t afford the medical bills and has risks of getting arrested because she is undocumented in Thailand.  So she just took painkillers. Her husband was worried about her as her symptoms got exacerbated… Read more about Meet Our Patients (42): Ma May Win’s Story – Urine Infection[…]

Meet Our Patients (41): Thae Nar Nar Aung’s Story – Newborn baby

Ei Ei Phyo, a newborn baby Thae Nar Nar Aung’s mom, started attending antenatal care at Mae Tao Clinic in the second month of her pregnancy. She came for monthly checks at the clinic and did not attend any other clinic due to the language barrier. She gave birth to a healthy daughter — there were Read more about Meet Our Patients (41): Thae Nar Nar Aung’s Story – Newborn baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (39): Paw Hai Soe’s Story – Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

35-year-old Paw Hai Soe came to Mae Tao Clinic to have a natural birth as when a pregnant woman is old in Burma, the baby is delivered by C-section no matter what the mom’s condition is. She wanted to have a natural birth if possible. Nevertheless, she was referred to Mae Sot General Hospital during the Read more about Meet Our Patients (39): Paw Hai Soe’s Story – Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)[…]

Meet Our Patients (38): Aye Chan Aung’s Story – Newborn baby

2-day-old Aye Chan Aung’s parents decided to move to Thailand 4 years ago in search of work. Aye Chan Aung’s mom did not go to any clinic to receive antenatal care (ANC) during her pregnancy as she was worried that she would get arrested by police due to the ID issue. Although Aye Chan Aung was a Read more about Meet Our Patients (38): Aye Chan Aung’s Story – Newborn baby[…]

Meet Our Patients (37): Tha Moe Paing’s Story – Chronic Asthma

Tha Moe Paing (4-year-old) has suffered from chronic asthma. For over 3 years, she has to be admitted to Child Inpatient Department almost 1 – 2 weeks every month for treatment. Her parents were desperate and hopeless because their daughter was sick and one of them could not work to look after their daughter although they Read more about Meet Our Patients (37): Tha Moe Paing’s Story – Chronic Asthma[…]

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