November 14, 2017

MTC SDGs Goal 3: Good Health

Goal 3.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

‘Good Health’ is the key Sustainable Development Goal that Mae Tao Clinic works on. While Mae Tao Clinic started as an emergency treatment center for people fleeing the conflict in Eastern Burma, we now implement an inclusive approach taking all social determinants of health into account. Every year, our medics carry out approximately 110,000 medical consultations.

  • Our health program’s key focus is reproductive and child health. We promote and provide access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including family planning, antenatal care (for over 4,000 women annually), safe delivery (over 2,500 babies annually) and immunization services.
  • Other aspects of our health program include treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; and combat hepatitis and communicable diseases. Some patients are treated in Mae Tao Clinic, while others are referred to advanced-level facilities in Thailand or Burma.
  • Our training program educates about 300 health workers and midwives per year, contributing to reduction in maternal mortality and preventable neonatal deaths, both along the border and inside Eastern Burma.

SDGs Targets Supported by Mae Tao Clinic

  • By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births 
  • By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births 
  • By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases