You can make a donation online through our partner, Community Partners International (CPI).


Medication and Supplies Wish list for Donors

Updated May 2014

The list below consists of items that are considered of high priority to the clinic and its patients. Most of these items can be purchased in Thailand, and usually at a significantly lower price than in western markets. For this reason, if a monetary donation is possible, it is preferred as it is the most cost effective method. For those wishing to make a direct medication/supplies donation, this list can be used as a guideline. It should be noted that shipping medication/supplies into Thailand is often a complicated process, with many medications denied at customs, and new supplies stamped with a large ‘value added tax’ which must be paid by the clinic in order to receive the shipment. The best method for donating medication/supplies is carrying them on-person when travelling into the country.

We have put together a detailed PDF wish-list outlining some of the essential supplies and medicines that we require to keep running. If you are visiting MTC, please read our guidance and consider bringing some of these items if possible. Please click here (MTC Wishlist 2013) to download and view it.

What do we do with your donation?

If it is a non-medical donation, then first we record the supplies provided, check the quality and quantity.  Than we distribute the supplies to the appropriate people and departments.

If it is a medical donation, than first we check it in terms of generic name, shelf life, quality, quantity and usefulness for our patients. The clinic utilizes a comprehensive list of medications that are consistent with the published Burma Border Guidelines.  Then we record the selected drugs and distribute them to the appropriate departments.

What is a useful donation?

We follow the World Health Organisation guidelines for donations. For your information, here are some of the key points from these guidelines (for more detailed information go to: Essential Drugs and Guidelines for Drug Donation WHO/DAP/96.2)

Cores principles of a donation:

  • v  Maximum benefit to the recipient
  • v  Respect of wishes and authority of the recipient
  • v  No double standards in quality
  • v  Effective communication between donor and recipient

What is the most helpful and happy donation?

  • v  Supplies from the essential list or for an expressed need
  • v  Drugs/supplies labelled in English
  • v  Drugs with a shelf-life of at least 6-12 months and supplies in good condition.
  • v  In the original whole package
  • v  In large quantities
  • v  Given with a list of items donated

Non-Medical Donations:


  • Rice
  • Oil
  • Tinned Fish
  • Beans


  • Scanners
  • Computers
  • Fan (ceiling)


  • Notebooks
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Maker Pen
  • Students uniform
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat


  • Sleeping mats
  • Mosquito nets
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Plates
  • Bowls/ Dishes
  • Spoon
  • Rice cooker (large)
  • Large pots


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet
  • Soap (bathing)

IPU (Infection Prevention Unit)

  • Liquid Soap
  • Hand sanitizer

Medical Donations:

If you would like to make a medical donation we kindly ask that you contact the fundraising/ pharmacy first regarding quantity and expiry check of donation Mae Tao Clinic will not use any medicine past its expiration date.

Drug Class Drug Name Dosage Form Preferred Dose
Antibiotics Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium Combination (Augmentin) tab 500mg/125mg and 875/125mg
  Antibiotic ear drops Ear drops Alone and in combination with corticosteroids
  Azithromycin tab 250mg or 500mg
  Antibiotic cream/ointment topical
  Ceftriaxone injection 1g
  Ciprofloxacin tab 500mg
  Cephalexin Tab 250mg and 500mg
  Erythromycin Suspension 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
  Nitrofurantoin Tab 100mg
  Penicillin Benzathine G Injection 1.2 million IU
  Aq. Penicillin G Injection 3,000,000 IU/10ml
Antivirals Acyclovir Tab 200mg
  Acyclovir Tab 400mg
  Acyclovir Cream
Anticonvulsants Carbamazepine Tab 200mg
  Diazepam Tab 5mg
  Diazepam injection 10mg/2ml vial
  Gabapentin Tab/Cap 300mg
  Phenobarbital inj 200mg/ml
  Phenobarbital Tab 50mg
Antifungals Fluconazole Tab 200mg
  Fluconazole Suspension
  Itraconazole Tab 100mg
  Nystatin oral liquid liquid
  Topical antifungal cream (clotrimazole 1% etc.) cream
  Vaginal antifungal cream topical 2%
Antihypertensives Clonidine Tab 0.1mg
  Hydralazine injection 20mg/ml
  Hydralazine Tab 5mg
  Labetalol Injection 40mg
  Nifedipine capsule 10 and 20mg
  Enalapril Tab 10mg, 20mg
Thyroid Iodine Oral liquid
  Levothyroxine tab 50mcg
  Propylthiouracil tab 200mg
Asthma Beta-agonists: eg. Albuterol, Ventolin, Salmeterol, Salbutamol inhaler
  Salbutamol Nebulizer solution
  Steroid inhalers: eg. Beclomethasone, Fluticasone inhaler
Gastrointestinal Loperamide Tab 2mg
  Magnesium Citrate Tab 100mg
  Proton-pump inhibitors: (Esomeprazole, Omeprazole etc.) tab 20 mg
  Ranitidine Tab 150mg and 300mg
Diuretics Metolazone Tab 5mg
Steroids Prednisolone Tab 5mg, 10mg, 20mg
  Beclomethasone, Mometasone Nasal Spray
  Topical corticosteroids (eg. Triamcinalone, Betamethasone) Cream 0.1%
Supplements Multivitamins/Minerals Tab/syrup For children and adults
Ophthalmic Antibiotic eye drops (eg. Gentamicin, Neosporin/Polymyxin B) Eye drops
  Antibiotic eye drops/steroid combination Eye drops
  Beta-blockers (timolol, levobunolol, betaxolol) eye drops
  Pilocarpine Eye drop 2%
  Prostaglandin agonists: latanoprost, bimatoprost, travoprost Eye drop
Antipsychotic Haloperidol Tab 2mg or 5mg
Dopamine Agonist Bromocriptine Tab 2.5mg
Antidepressant Amitriptyline Tab 10mg
  Fluoxetine Tab/cap 20mg
Topical Podophyllin Paint Liquid
Antidiabetic Sulfonylureas: Glipizide (regular and XL), Glyburide Tab 2.5mg, 5mg and 10 mg.
  Metformin Tab 500mg
Antimalarials Artesunate Inj
  Artesunate tab 50mg
  Mefloquine tab 250mg
  Clindamycin Tab 300mg
Pain Pentazocin Injection
Other Lidocaine Inj 2%
  Lidocaine with adrenaline Inj 1%
  Oral rehydration salts Powder/tab




  • Centrifuge for blood tube
  • CBC portable machine
  • Urine chemical test reader
  • UV lamb for G6PD
  • Belirubin machine


  • Dental chair


For the following machines, it would be best if they were purchased in Thailand. If something should go wrong, we may not be able to do repairs and maintenance with machinery from overseas.  There also may be differences in voltage so that machines from overseas may not be compatible with Thailand’s electrical system.

  • Hematocrit centrifuge
  • Opthalmoscope/ Otoscope
  • Retinoscope
  • Microscope CX21
  • Nebuliser Machine
  • Regulator for oxygen tanks
  • Large oxygen tank
  • Suction Machine
  • Infant Oximeters
  • Fore arm support frame =2
  • Mirror 6×2 on wheel
  • Stool on Wheel =2
  • Crutches = Adult and children
  • Adjustable walking sticks
  • Ankle-foot ortheses = Adult and children
  • Wheel chairs
  • Stretcher (steel)
  • Neck braces
  • Soft collars
  • N95 Masks
  • IV posts
  • Incubator
  • BP cuffs
  • Body weight scale(Adult and Child)
  • Infant chairs
  • Parallel bars
  • Hand/ Foot pedal (For rehabilitation) Not bicycle.
  • Air mattresses
  • Hospital electric bed(working well)


Benzocaine 20% gel

Forceps for Dental Extraction (Adult and Child)

Fine hybrid composite – light-curing universal (dental filling)

Dental light curing machine

Dental high and low speed handpiece

Scaling tip

Dental Burs

Straight elevator (Adult and Child)

Dental syringe injection (steel)

Microbrush for dental filling

Dental scaling machine

PUBLICATIONS – most recent editions preferred

  • Clinical Methods Handbooks (History Taking and Physical Examination)
  • Obstetric picture books
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
  • Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Medicines books
  • The Merck Manual

For donations directly to our Thai bank account, please use the following details:

Account number savings: 212-2-59309-9
Bank Name: Kasikorn Bank
Branch: Mae Sot
Bank Address: 84/9 Prasat Withi Road, Mae Sot, Tak
Thailand 63110

Once you have made your donation, please email us at and let us how how much you have donated so we can send you a receipt of confirmation.

A donation made through our US partner, Community Partners International (CPI), will be transferred to Mae Tao Clinic in full, minus small Paypal charges ($0.30 + 2.2% per transaction).

Click the donate button to be transferred to CPI’s donation page.

You will receive a tax receipt for this donation from CPI.

Community Partners International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation (tax id: 94-3375666). All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.
Learn more about CPI here.


Karen Refugee Camps Women’s Development Group (KRCWDG) is the UK partner of the Mae Tao Clinic. 100% of your donation will be used for direct relief costs, and 0% for administrative overhead.

Click the donate button to make your donation via KRCWDG’s Justgiving page.

KRCWDG is a non-profit organization (Charity Reg. no. SC033290). All donations are eligible for Gift Aid and KRCWDG’s Inland Revenue reference number is CR54189.

All donations can be made by either credit card, cheque or bank transfer through Union Aid Abroard-APHEDA – the overseas humanitarian aid agency of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Whichever option you choose, please follow the instructions carefully to ensure that funds are directed towards Mae Tao Clinic.

Credit Card

  1. Visit APHEDA’s donation page
  2. For one off donations, scroll down to ‘Part C. One off donations and appeals’ and select ‘One off donation – Burma refugees’ from the drop down menu
  3. For monthly donations, scroll down to ‘Part A: Global Justice Program’ and select ‘Global Justice Program – Burma refugees’ from the drop down menu
  4. Enter the monthly amount or the one off donation amount into the right hand column and hit ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page. Enter your credit card and personal details to finalise transaction
  5. IMPORTANT: Once complete, please email (CC and confirm that the donation you made online is for “Mae Tao Clinic” as there are other Burmese refugee programs (this is essential).
  6. An Australian tax deductible receipt will be posted to you

Alternatively, phone APHEDA on 1800 888 674 (free call within Australia) or +61 9264 9343 (for international donors). Please have your credit card ready and confirm that you would like to make a donation to “Burma Refugees- Mae Tao Clinic”. Please give your address and ask for a receipt to be sent to you.



Please send a cheque payable to “APHEDA” and include your full name and postal address so that a tax-deductible receipt can be mailed to you. Also please ensure that you specify that the donation is for Mae Tao Clinic (as APHEDA has many, many different programs). Mail all cheques to the address below:

APHEDA Union Aid Abroad
Attention: Zoë Bedford (for BCMF)
Level 3, 377 Sussex Street
Sydney 2000

Direct Debit

Please email or call 1800 888 674 or +61 2 9264 9343 and ask to set up direct debit for “Burma refugees- Mae Tao Clinic”. APHEDA will ask for your account number and BSB. Next, please email and confirm you are making monthly donations and would like to receive reports about the patients.
An Australian tax-deductible receipt will be posted to you the end of the financial year (July) listing all your donations throughout the year.

Everyone can be involved! You can raise awareness in your community, raise funds for the clinic and have fun at the same time.

The Mae Tao Clinic Fundraising Toolkit provides guidelines and ideas for conducting fundraising events in your community. The Information Packet provides one-stop shopping for background details on the Clinic and the border situation.

If you are planning to fundraise for us, let us know by dropping an email to and we will give you more helpful information and advice!

ท่านที่สนใจและประสงค์จะมีส่วนร่วมในการช่วเหลือ สนับสนุน ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดูแลผู้ป่วยที่ยากไร้ รวมทั้งเด็กพลัดถิ่นในความดูแลของแม่ตาวคลินิก ท่านสามารถให้ความช่วยเหลือเป็นทุนทรัพย์ ข้าวสาร อาหารแห้ง หรือน้ำมันพืช โดยติดต่อที่

– คลินิกแม่ตาว เลขที่ 865 หมู่ 1 ถนนอินทรคีรี ตำบลท่าสายลวด อำเภอแม่สอด จังหวัดตาก 63110 โทร 055-563-644 หรือ 087-677-1415

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The Mae Tao Clinic needs many thousands of dollars each year to keep our clinic running, as well as to train health workers and give children access to education. Here are some examples of what your donation can help cover:

Thai Baht




Anti-Malaria medication for one patient



Food rations for one child on our Dry Food Programme for one month



Teaching materials for one child for one year



Production of one prosthetic leg for one landmine survivor



Supporting one local teacher in our CDC school for one month



Vitamin A and de-worming for 1000 students along the border twice annually



Supporting a child at a boarding house, enabling them to access education for one year



Training one new Community Health worker over 9 month



Family Planning services at the Clinic for one month



Essential medical costs at the Clinic daily – treating at least 200 patients