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
Yu Yu and her family are from Burma where they, like many others, are employed as daily workers, earning roughly 70,000 Kyat ($45 USD) per month. A few months after finding out about the pregnancy, Yu Yu’s husband left to pursue a job opportunity in Malaysia. He cut off all contact with his family because Read more about Meet Our Patients (62): Newborn Baby[…]
“When I was around 4 years old, my parents decided to move to Thailand. The migrant learning centre my brother and I attended provides education up to grade 5. As we grew up my parents needed to find another school where we can continue studying. When our application was accepted, I was happy and excited Read more about Meet Our Students (32): Aye’s Story[…]
Read the story in Burmese 31-year-old Ma Hla Thu (alias) started coughing and having a loose motion for 3 months. She lost weight until she had 27 kgs. She came to Mae Tao clinic to seek medical treatment and diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). MTC referred her to Shoklo Malaria Research Unit to get treatment. Read more about Meet Our Patients (61): Ma Hla Thu’s Story – Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis[…]
The Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project is working with Mae Tao Clinic and Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW), to jointly strengthen the health system in Mu Traw district of Kayin state and Bago region by delivering critical services and building the health workforce. Under the project’s grant, Mae Tao Clinic and KDHW are Read more about Mae Tao Clinic: Strengthening the Health System in Southeastern Myanmar (part one)[…]
My name is Win. I am 15-year old. My parents decided to send me to Thailand in early 2018 because they couldn’t fully support my school fees in Burma. They used to have land but a mining company’s aggressive activities led to the landslide and we lost our access to the half of our farm. Read more about Meet Our Students (31): Win’s Story[…]
Dr Cynthia Maung was awarded an N-Peace Award under the category of ‘Untold Stories’ for 2018. Since 1989, she has been providing essential healthcare services to, in particular, women and children who lack and deprived of access. Over 33,000 babies born at MTC since 1990 and hundreds and thousands of mothers and children have received Read more about N-Peace Award Message from Dr Cynthia Maung[…]
24 years old Powk Yaer delivered her newborn baby at Mae Tao Clinic. Initially, Powk Yaer intended to deliver her baby at home with the assistance of a traditional birth attendant (TBA); however, she developed abdominal pain causing the TBA to recommend that she go to a hospital. Although Mae Sot was over 3 hours Read more about Meet Our Patients (60): Newborn Baby[…]
“I was attending school from my village — I was crossing the Thai-Burma border every day for 2 years. One day I was assisting migrant workers in translating between Burmese-Thai and Karen-Thai at a Thai hospital. This experience was very special for me as I found what I want to do in the future.” Read more about Meet Our Students (30): Phau’s Story[…]
One evening, 10 years old Ko Pyint felt severe pains in his stomach. His mother tried to alleviate the pain with traditional medicine but the pain wasn’t mitigated but even got worse. Next morning his mother decided to bring him to Mae Tao Clinic… 10 years old Ko Pyint is originally from Burma moved to Read more about Meet Our Patients (59): Ko Pyint – Suspected Typhoid Fever[…]
“If I were still in Burma I might not have had an opportunity to attend school as both my parents do not have any income. Sometimes I want to give up everything and go back home, living with my family because I miss them so much. Nevertheless, having access to education without concerning basic needs, such Read more about Meet Our Students (29): Hlaing’s Story[…]