Saw Htoo Htoo Eh – 2011 Phan Foundation Award Winner

March 3, 2012  •  Author: By Nan Paw Gay

The winner of the 2011, Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is Saw Htoo Htoo Eh, a field worker with the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers. Saw Htoo Htoo Eh described his work to Karen News. “I collect information about the needs of displaced children in conflict zones i... Read more ►

Reform is impotent while Burma lacks basic healthcare

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Non-profit NGO clinics along the Thai-Burma border remain the best hope of healthcare for poverty struck people from Burma seeking treatment – economic migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. A dirt road bustling with activity marks the centre of Mae Tao Cl... Read more ►

‘Budget, not by-elections, next big test for Thein Sein’, says UK pressure group

January 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

As Burma’s Parliament prepares for its next session, the London based pro-democracy advocates, ‘Burma Campaign UK’, called on the international community to scrutinize Burma’s upcoming annual budget as a sign of its commitment to implement reforms that benefit the pe... Read more ►

George Soros meets Dr Cynthia

January 27, 2012  •  Author: Saw Thite Taw

Billionaire and renown philanthropist, George Soros was the latest in a long list of dignitaries to visit Mae Tao Clinic (also known as Dr Cynthia’s Clinic) based in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. Mr Soros visited the MTC on his way back from a series of high profile me... Read more ►

Thousands celebrate Dr. Cynthia Maung birthday

December 8, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Thousands of well-wishers turned up at the Children Development Center, a migrant school based in the border town of Mae Sot to celebrated Dr. Cynthia Maung’s 52nd birthday on the 6th December. Dr Cynthia founded the Mae Tao Clinic in 1989 to treat refugees and migrant wo... Read more ►

Displaced Kachin villagers face health problems

December 2, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Health workers in the Maija Yang region of Kachin State are worried that the winter cold will be dangerous to young and old people in the makeshift camps built to shelter villagers displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army. Medics at the ca... Read more ►

Burma Army arrest health workers

November 10, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Burma Army in Papun Township has arrested two community health workers from the Back Pack Health Worker Team who were giving medical treatment to villagers in the area. The Back Pack Health Worker Team is an independent and non-profit organization that has been deliverin... Read more ►

Whooping cough kills two children in Kayah State

October 19, 2011  •  Author: KIC freelancer

The Karenni Backpack Relief Team said a severe whooping cough outbreak in the two villages; in northern Hpruso Township, Kayah State has killed two children and has so far infected more than 50 children. Khu Denia, the director of the KBRT told Karen News that the disease st... Read more ►

MSF patients suffer from medical service withdrawal

October 11, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Community workers in Sanklaburi province of Thailand and the Three Pagodas Pass region of Burma claim Medecins Sans Frontieres patients undergoing medical treatment from the NGO will face difficulties now that the organization has withdrawn its services from Thailand. The Kw... Read more ►

Emergency medicine needed for influenza victims

September 13, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A severe influenza outbreak among school children in Si Poe Khee village, Pai Kyone Township last week has so far infected more than 40 children. Saw Mu Ka Paw, the Si Poe Khee school’s head master said many children were unable to attend school and people are worried the... Read more ►

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