Mae Tao Clinic urges Govt to get official before next meet

September 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

The Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma border treats as many as 150,000 migrants and refugees each year, has now called for the Burma government to make the restructuring of its worn-out health system a funding priority. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder of the Mae Tao Clinic, pr... Read more ►

Major influenza outbreak in Pa-pun infects 1,467 villagers

September 22, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

An influenza outbreak in Northern Pa-pun Township has infected more than 1,467 villagers including children, according to health workers. The Back Pack Health Worker Team told Karen News that a specific influenza virus type has infected 1467 villagers from the Pla Koh and Le... Read more ►

Chinese medics battle to contain measles outbreak in Kachin refugee camp

August 17, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Kachin relief group reports that Chinese doctors and a team of medics are battling to contain an outbreak of measles among children in a Kachin refugee camp on the China side of the border with Burma. Health workers say the measles outbreak has spread quickly among childr... Read more ►

Health workers from inside and outside Burma get together

August 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Health organizations and non-governmental organizations from inside Burma and those based on the Thailand border attended a seminar on July 28 to review and plan for health services. According to Mahn Mahn, the secretary of the seminar organizers, the Back Pack Heath Worker ... Read more ►

Malaria program is positive sign of government reform

July 31, 2012  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler

People in the eastern Burma town of Kyain Seikgyi have welcomed a joint health campaign program by government and international malaria experts to combat malaria in the their area in Karen State. The township hospital director, Dr.Maung Maung Lwin, confirmed to Karen News th... Read more ►

Funding shortage cuts Mae Tao Clinic’s patient referrals

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The Thai-Burma border based Mae Tao Clinic has cut the number of its patients for referral due to budget shortages for the year 2012, according to senior staff at the clinic. Mae Tao Clinic also known as Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic, treats as many as 150,000 cases a year, most o... Read more ►

Clinic’s workload doubles as funding shrinks

July 19, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Htee (KIC)

According to Mae Tao Clinic medical staff, seasonal illness amongst children on the Thailand-Burma border coming to the clinic for help has more than doubled since last month. Naw May Soe, the child health coordinator at the Mae Tao Clinic said that in June, 40 children ca... Read more ►

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 ►

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