CHILD PROTECTION & EDUCATION
While Mae Tao Clinic began as a humble health service delivery organisation, it has evolved into an umbrella social services network for refugees, migrant workers, and other displaced Burmese. As a focal point of these activities, child protection is the most rapidly growing area of need.
MTC provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who make the dangerous journey across the border from Burma to Thailand.
Mae Tao Clinic is viewed as an excellent training facility as it offers skilled trainers, including Burmese doctors, senior medics, and international professionals. Due to the Clinic’s high patient load, it also offers extensive practical training.
health systems strengthening
The Health Systems Strengthening Project is a network of ethnic and community health organisations who are working together to strengthen health systems in Eastern Burma, and to advocate for equitable and essential primary health services for vulnerable and displaced people throughout Burma.
Key Health Service Statistics 2017
continued to provide essential primary health care to a significant number of clients. This population would be unable to afford health care in Burma or Thailand. Mae Tao Clinic provided 103,872 consultations; of them, 9,898 were admitted for the further diagnoses and treatment. Among the total patients, 65% were women and 20% were children under 5 years old.
MTC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
MTC 2017 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
MANDALAY—Dr. Cynthia Maung, who for decades has been the guiding light of the Mae Tao Clinic just across the Thai border from Myawaddy in Karen State, is among the recipients of this year’s N-Peace Awards, bestowed by the United Nations Development Program Asia-Pacific to honor those working to build peace and empower women in conflict Read more about Dr. Cynthia Maung Wins UNDP’s N-Peace Award[…]
My name is Htoo. I am 12-year old. I currently live in Ga Yuth Nar boarding house and study at Hsa Tu Gaw migrant learning centre. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor and go back to my hometown because there is no doctor or medic there. Most of the time we Read more about Meet Our Students (27): Htoo’s Story[…]
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[…]
My parents could not afford our school fees in Burma but didn’t want us to end up working without education in early age. I still remember vividly some friends of mine in the village had to drop out of education after primary school. I am very lucky that I was given a chance to study but I Read more about Meet Our Students (26): Kar’s Story[…]
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[…]
Since my parents were divorced, I was living with my grandparents and uncleas my mother went to Bangkok to work. But she came back as she became sick. She could not make it in the end and I was sent to Thailand as my grandparents could not afford my school fees. I want to become Read more about Meet Our Students (25): Lin’s Story[…]
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[…]
Dr Cynthia Maung: Speech on lives and challenges of refugees, migrants and displaced people along the Thailand-Burma border
On October 4, 2018, CGHSR hosted Dr. Cynthia Maung, Founder and Director of the Mae Tao Clinic, to give the talk, “Lives and challenges of refugees, migrants and displaced people along the Thailand-Burma border”. In the talk, Dr. Maung discusses the situation on the Thailand-Burma border and how the lives of the people have been affected by ongoing Read more about Dr Cynthia Maung: Speech on lives and challenges of refugees, migrants and displaced people along the Thailand-Burma border[…]
After my mom passed away, many things have changed; not only my brother quit school and started working but also was I sent to a boarding house. I plan to take a matriculation exam in Burma because even though we graduate from the migrant learning centre, our certificate is not recognised. In the future, I want to Read more about Meet Our Students (24): Moe’s Story[…]
24 years old, a mother of a one-month-old daughter, Paing Mu started working as a babysitter or house cleaner in Bangkok from an early age instead of studying at school. She came back to her hometown before the due date as she could not afford the medical bill in Bangkok as she doesn’t have a Read more about Meet Our Patients (54): 1 month old Nan Tha Zin[…]