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ABOUT MAE TAO CLINIC. MTC was founded in Mae Sot, Thailand in 1989, by Dr Cynthia Maung, an ethnic Karen doctor who fled from the violent student crackdown.

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1 ABOUT MAE TAO CLINIC

2 MTC was founded in Mae Sot, Thailand in 1989, by Dr Cynthia Maung, an ethnic Karen doctor who fled from the violent student crackdown in Burma

3 Despite the recent reforms in Burma, MTC is still very much in need Burma only spends 3.9% of budget on healthcare, one of the lowest rates in the world Burma has 50% of all malaria deaths in SE Asia Up to 15,000 people die from AIDS each year from lack of treatment Less than 50% of children in Burma complete primary school Ethnic conflict is ongoing in some ethnic states Land confiscation from development projects is increasing, displacing more communities

4 MTC provides vital community assistance for conflict-affected, displaced and vulnerable Burmese populations from both sides of the Thai- Burma border

5 Over 100,000 people are assisted through MTCs services in health, education and child protection each year

6 MTC has over 500 staff members who come from different ethnic groups from Burma. Many of them are registered refugees or stateless

7 Patients, who often have no other access to affordable, quality healthcare, come for vital treatment and services

8 Typical cases include malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia, malnutrition, anaemia, TB and HIV

9 Patients are also treated for wounds, or receive other services, like counselling, eye and dental care, and acupuncture

10 Maternal and child health are high priorities. Eastern Burma currently has some of the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the world

11 MTC provides family planning, antenatal care, delivery services, postnatal care, neonatal care post-abortion care Number of babies born at MTC 1989 – 2012:

12 MTC refers about 1% of cases to the nearby Thai government hospital for advanced care. MTC pays for the treatment, which is often very expensive.

13 MTC conducts health checks for up to 15,000 local school children a year, also issuing de-worming and vitamin A twice a year

14 MTC runs Pa Hite Clinic in Karen State, Burma, serving an ethnic population of over 10,000 who have no easy access to other health services

15 Services at Pa Hite Clinic include diagnosis, treatment, maternal health and training, including training of Traditional Birth Attendants

16 MTC serves as a training hub, offering essential training to over a hundred ethnic health workers every year, many of whom return to Burma to use their skills

17 MTC educates 860 stateless and migrant children in its school and also provides boarding to students separated from their parents

18 MTC also provides dry food for over 2,500 children staying in other boarding houses, enabling them to access education in a safe, stable environment

19 Child patients and children who accompany their parents to the clinic are given a place to play and express themselves at the Child Recreation Centre

20 Birth certificates are issued for babies born at the clinic, helping to break the cycle of statelessness and enabling them to defend their basic human rights

21 Collaboration and networking are key to maximising impact and ensuring the needs of vulnerable populations are met holistically MTC coordinates with: Ethnic Health Organisations Thai Ministries of Health and Education International and local NGOs and CBOs Mae Sot Hospital Human rights, women and youth organisations

22 MTC relies entirely on voluntary donations to carry out this work How can you get involved? Join our Facebook page and share it with friends: Raise awareness and funds by holding a fundraising event! Make a donation online! Donations in the U.S. and Australia are tax-deductible Donations in the UK are gift-aid eligible Follow the donate instructions on:

23 THANK YOU


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