Meet Our Patients (59): Ko Pyint – Suspected Typhoid Fever

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[…]

(58) The First Newborn Baby in 2019: Hnin Htet Htet Khiang

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[…]

Dr. Cynthia Maung Wins UNDP’s N-Peace Award

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[…]

Meet Our Patients (57): Poe Chi’s Story – Suspected Meningitis

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[…]

Meet Our Patients (56): Wahr and Kyaw’s Story — Landmine Survivors

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[…]

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