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 2016 Annual Report
Dr Cynthia Maung Calls For Your Support
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[…]
My older sisters did not have a chance to go to school like me and my younger brother, as my parents could not afford school fees. I came to Thailand when I was 6-year-old, staying in one of the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border and now in CDC boarding house. I’d like to pursue further Read more about Meet Our Students (16): Mu Dah’s Story[…]
Ei Ei Phyo, a newborn baby Thae Nar Nar Aung’s mom, started attending antenatal care at Mae Tao Clinic in the second month of her pregnancy. She came for monthly checks at the clinic and did not attend any other clinic due to the language barrier. She gave birth to a healthy daughter — there were Read more about Meet Our Patients (41): Thae Nar Nar Aung’s Story – Newborn baby[…]
U Aung Min is 40-year-old and lives in Karen state, Burma. A few months ago, he was walking in the forest at night, when he stepped on a landmine and lost one of his legs. He was sent to a clinic in Hpa An immediately and admitted to the clinic for 8 days. But he requested to Read more about Meet Our Patients (40): U Aung Min’s Story – Landmine Survivor[…]
35-year-old Paw Hai Soe came to Mae Tao Clinic to have a natural birth as when a pregnant woman is old in Burma, the baby is delivered by C-section no matter what the mom’s condition is. She wanted to have a natural birth if possible. Nevertheless, she was referred to Mae Sot General Hospital during the Read more about Meet Our Patients (39): Paw Hai Soe’s Story – Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)[…]
My parents got divorced when I was about 8 or 9-year-old. My father had a problem with alcohol and there was domestic violence issue. My siblings and I lived with my grandmother but her youngest son has some issues with substance abuse so she decided to send us to the boarding house for our future. Read more about Meet Our Students (15): Nyein Thi Thi Htoo’s Story[…]
On May 9th, Dr Cynthia Maung and colleagues of our partner organisations Suwannimit Foundation and The Border Consortium – TBC met with the new representative of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Bangkok, Dr. Chen-Yuan Tung, to discuss the cooperation between TECO, Mae Tao Clinic and border-based organisations. TECO has been a long-time supporter of Mae Read more about Meeting with the new representative of the TECO[…]
2-day-old Aye Chan Aung’s parents decided to move to Thailand 4 years ago in search of work. Aye Chan Aung’s mom did not go to any clinic to receive antenatal care (ANC) during her pregnancy as she was worried that she would get arrested by police due to the ID issue. Although Aye Chan Aung was a Read more about Meet Our Patients (38): Aye Chan Aung’s Story – Newborn baby[…]