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
Press Release (EN/TH/MM/KR/JP)
MTC 2017 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
“[T]he Mae Tao Clinic provides more than 110,000 consultations a year across all its departments. But even with that reach, for every patient who can make it to the clinic there are hundreds of thousands (Dr. Cynthia) Maung would like to serve who cannot. For people in the isolated east of Myanmar, and the 644,000 Read more about [VICE NEWS] Miracle Clinic[…]
We are pleased and excited to inform you that our annual report 2017 is now available (click here)! You can find out more about our key activities and achievements across our various departments, including health services, health worker training, education, child protection and strengthening the ethnic health systems in Eastern Burma. The report also elaborates Read more about Annual Report 2017 is Out![…]
“Even though I felt contractions, I could not go to a government hospital in my city as I do not speak Burmese. I had to wait until the morning when we could cross the border (so that I can go to Mae Tao Clinic to deliver),” said Paw Lar Yuu who delivered her first child Read more about Meet Our Patients (46): Saw Hay Nay Thar Htoo’s Story – Newborn Baby[…]
I came to Thailand in 2016. My dad passed away when I was around 11 years old. He drank every day and neglected parenting and family support. Due to the financial difficulties, my brothers and I had to leave the school but I was given the chance at CDC school to continue my study. I want to Read more about Meet Our Students (19): Nan Mu Naung’s Story[…]
6-month-old Aye Aye Htwee became feverish, started coughing and had a runny nose 3 days ago. Her mom gave her paracetamol and some traditional medications, but her condition got exacerbated. After 3 days of treatment at home, her parents decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic and she is diagnosed with pneumonia. Aye Aye Htwee is 6-month-old, the Read more about Meet Our Patients (45): Aye Aye Htwee’s Story – Pneumonia[…]
I am Chit San Lay. I don’t remember what kind of disease my dad had but he passed away when I was 7 or 8 years old. Since then my grandmom and aunt looked after me until I was in grade 7 and I crossed the Thai-Burma border to access to education. I want to become either Read more about Meet Our Students (18): Chit San Lay’s Story[…]
17-year-old Naw Elcy started feeling dizzy and having a headache 4 years ago. Without knowing the reason, she felt frustrated and couldn’t help but think she had some illness. She ended up avoiding textbooks and could not catch up with classes. She was told that she is near-sighted that’s why she had issues with reading. Read more about Meet Our Patients (44): Naw Elcy’s Story – Vision Problems[…]
32 years old Mu Eh Lar’s son was delivered at Mae Tao Clinic. She and her husband work together, taking care of a house compound, gardening or cleaning in Thailand. Their salary is intermittent so one of them regularly goes back to Burma whenever they have a chance to work. “Although we have the legal status Read more about Meet Our Patients (43): Kyaw Eh Paw’s Story – Newborn Baby[…]
My name is Eh Sant Ko Ka Yaung. When I was 1-month-old, my mom got divorced from my dad and left me with him. She has her new family and lives in Thailand. My dad also remarried. I haven’t been able to talk with him since then. I just hope him to be happy with his Read more about Meet Our Students (17): Eh Sant Ko Ka Yaung’s Story[…]
49-year-old Ma May Win felt fever and had difficulty urinating for a while. She was afraid of visiting Thai clinics as she couldn’t afford the medical bills and has risks of getting arrested because she is undocumented in Thailand. So she just took painkillers. Her husband was worried about her as her symptoms got exacerbated… Read more about Meet Our Patients (42): Ma May Win’s Story – Urine Infection[…]