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
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[…]
Hnin Htet Htet Khiang was delivered on 1st January 2019: she is the first newborn baby of 2019 in the clinic. In Hnin Htet Htet Khaing’s village, there is no clinic. “Regardless of the high transportation cost, most villagers use Mae Tao Clinic whenever they have any health issues: chronic diseases or pregnancy or anything,” said Read more about (58) The First Newborn Baby in 2019: Hnin Htet Htet Khiang[…]
I still remember the moment when the whole villagers had to flee the village, run into the forest to survive. It was very cold in the forest during the night and I was terribly scared. I have health issues which often keep me from going to school. Regardless of these hardships, my parents didn’t want Read more about Meet Our Students (28): Dah’s Story[…]
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[…]