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
My name is Moo. I was born in 2008 in a village in Myawaddy, Karen state. I have 6 siblings; of them, only 3, including me, attend school. After I finished grade 4, my parents faced a financial difficulty and they could no longer fully support my education. As a result, they sent me to Read more about Meet Our Students (23): Moo’s Story[…]
Than Than Soe, together with her husband, used to work as porters, carrying and loading cargo into trucks. While the job was very tough and challenging, the income was low and unstable so they decided to move to Thailand in search of better jobs. “I delivered my first child at home by Traditional Birth Attendant Read more about Meet Our Patients (53): Nay Min Htet’s Story — Newborn baby[…]
1 year and 6 months old Wint Hmoe Naing was a healthy little girl. After 3 months of separation with her mom, Wint Hmoe Naing became severely sick, couldn’t eat or walk and didn’t react to anything. She has wounds and scars on her whole body… Wint Hmoe Naing is 1 year and 6 months old, Read more about Meet Our Patients (52): Wint Hmoe Naing’s Story — Acute Severe Malnutrition[…]
My name is Naw Paw. I have 5 siblings; of them, it is only me and my younger sister who currently attend the school. Access to education in Burma is very costly if one is from rural areas. To send me school, my parents arranged for me to go to a refugee camp in Thailand, where children Read more about Meet Our Students (22): Naw Paw’s Story[…]
66 years old U Win Thein has been having respiratory issues since he was 50 years old. This year frequency of his cough has increased. One day he had a bad cough, vomited blood and felt weary. He was suspected with Tuberculousis at a hospital, sent back home to collect sputum. After U Win Thein came back home, Read more about Meet Our Patients (51): U Win Thein’s Story — Pneumonia[…]
31 years old, a mom of a newborn baby Ma Htoo is a daily worker, making around THB 100 – 150 (USD 3 – 4.5) per day. Her family, including herself, has no legal status such as residence permit or work permit in Thailand. Nevertheless, she hopes to continue living in Thailand with her family. “People like Read more about Meet Our Patients (50): Ma Htoo’s Story — Newborn baby[…]
My name is Naw Eh Lar. Currently, I am in grade 5 at Hway Ka Loke school. My younger sister and I attend school while my brother quit school and work in Burma to support the family. My mother alone has been supporting us since my dad left her. I was sent to Thailand for my Read more about Meet Our Students (21): Naw Eh Lar’s Story[…]
5 children’s mother, Ma Myint San delivered her baby at Mae Tao Clinic 3 days ago. She is healthy during and after the delivery. Nevertheless, her baby is premature, born at 8 months, has low birth weight (2kg; 4.4 lbs), and is jaundiced with neonatal sepsis… Ma Myint San is 38 years old, a mother of a Read more about Meet Our Patients (49): Ma Myint San’s Story — Newborn baby[…]
In the last 5 months 3 years old Eh Ken Ler’s health condition has gotten worse. When she arrived at Mae Tao Clinic, she had a number of symptoms, including vomiting, thirst, sunken eyes, fatigue and very skinny but swollen tummy. Child Inpatient Department staff examined her and detected holes in her big bowels. She Read more about Meet Our Patients (48): Eh Ken Ler’s Story – Bowel Malrotation[…]
I am 14 years old, living in Hway Ka Loke boarding house. I had to go through bitter experiences that I lost my parents, lived with my aunt but didn’t last long and then lived with my neighbour.My older brother and sister had to work to support us instead of going to school. I want Read more about Meet Our Students (20): T Lin’s Story[…]