You can make a donation online through our partner, Community Partners International (CPI).
MAE TAO CLINIC
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: www.who.org 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
- Tinned Fish
- Fan (ceiling)
SCHOOL AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
- Maker Pen
- Students uniform
- Rain coat
PATIENT/BOARDING HOUSE EQUIPMENT
- Sleeping mats
- Mosquito nets
- Bowls/ Dishes
- Rice cooker (large)
- Large pots
- Soap (bathing)
IPU (Infection Prevention Unit)
- Liquid Soap
- Hand sanitizer
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|
|Cephalexin||Tab||250mg and 500mg|
|Erythromycin||Suspension||125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml|
|Penicillin Benzathine G||Injection||1.2 million IU|
|Aq. Penicillin G||Injection||3,000,000 IU/10ml|
|Nystatin oral liquid||liquid|
|Topical antifungal cream (clotrimazole 1% etc.)||cream|
|Vaginal antifungal cream||topical||2%|
|Nifedipine||capsule||10 and 20mg|
|Asthma||Beta-agonists: eg. Albuterol, Ventolin, Salmeterol, Salbutamol||inhaler|
|Steroid inhalers: eg. Beclomethasone, Fluticasone||inhaler|
|Proton-pump inhibitors: (Esomeprazole, Omeprazole etc.)||tab||20 mg|
|Ranitidine||Tab||150mg and 300mg|
|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|
|Prostaglandin agonists: latanoprost, bimatoprost, travoprost||Eye drop|
|Antipsychotic||Haloperidol||Tab||2mg or 5mg|
|Antidiabetic||Sulfonylureas: Glipizide (regular and XL), Glyburide||Tab||2.5mg, 5mg and 10 mg.|
|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
EYE CLINIC SUPPLIES
- 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
- 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
- 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
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:
Bank Name: Kasikorn Bank
Branch: Mae Sot
Bank Address: 84/9 Prasat Withi Road, Mae Sot, Tak
Account Name: Clinic Mae Tao (Dr. Cynthia Maung, Ms. Aenamu, Mr. Simon Dickinson)
Account number savings: 212-2-59309-9
SWIFT Code: KASITHBK
Once you have made your donation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
- Visit APHEDA’s donation page
- 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
- For monthly donations, scroll down to ‘Part A: Global Justice Program’ and select ‘Global Justice Program – Burma refugees’ from the drop down menu
- 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
- IMPORTANT: Once complete, please email email@example.com (CC firstname.lastname@example.org) and confirm that the donation you made online is for “Mae Tao Clinic” as there are other Burmese refugee programs (this is essential).
- 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
Please email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and we will give you more helpful information and advice!
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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:
|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|