Drop in Visits to Border Clinic Following Rumors of Crackdown on Burmese Migrants by Authorities on Both Sides of the Border

June 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma that provides free healthcare to migrant workers and people from Burma, claims it seen a fall in the number of patients because of a lack in freedom of travel since the Thai military coup of May 22. The head of the in-patients registrati... Read more ►

On Thai-Burma Border, Young Mothers Struggle to Raise New Lives

May 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A row of young women lie next to their newborn babies at Mae Tao Clinic’s Reproductive Health In-Patient ward on the Thai-Burma border. Most of the 42 women are young migrant workers, in their late teens or early twenties, and earning barely enough to live on, they wonder ... Read more ►

Drug-Resistant Malaria in Eastern Burma has Expert Warning of Potential Health Crisis

April 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Today marked World Malaria Day, and while the global community celebrated significant declines in moratlity rates from malaria since 2000, a new drug-resistant form of the parasite has one leading expert warning of a potential health disaster. In the last ten years, the fig... Read more ►

Border Clinic Child Health Offers Hope

March 28, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

From out of Mae Tao Clinic’s Child Outpatient Department the sound of crying babies can be heard. A queue of parents, children in tow, wait outside the basic concrete building for their children to be weighed, measured and checked for serious diseases. “We have six medic... Read more ►

Burma’s ‘Medical Refugees’ Find Health Care In Thailand

February 17, 2014  •  Author: *Samantha Carter

Despite ceasefires between armed ethnic groups and the government’s military, many people from Burma are continuing to cross the border into Thailand in order to seek health care that is inaccessible or unaffordable in their own country. This has created a population of ... Read more ►

DKBA General Battles Suspected Throat Cancer

February 15, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

General Saw Lah Pwe, head of the Democratic Karen Benovelant Army (DKBA), is recovering from what is thought to be throat cancer in a hospital in Singapore, a DKBA commander confirmed to Karen News. DKBA Tactical Commander General Saw San Aung said that General Saw Lah Pwe... Read more ►

Dr Cynthia: Burma’s Health Crisis Continues

January 2, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The founder of the renowned Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) warns of “significant barriers” to improving the health of people on the Thai-Burma border, despite some recent reforms in Burma, in an opinion piece for the Bangkok Post. Dr Cynthia Maung says that obstacles to the health... Read more ►

Thailand’s Most Wanted – General Saw Lah Pwe Now in Hospital

December 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The leader of the Karen militia that attacked the Burma Army in Myawaddy in late 2010 and in the resulting firefight forcing thousands of refugees into Thailand has been admitted to a Rangoon hospital for treatment of what is feared maybe cancer. Major General Saw Lah Pwe, a... Read more ►

Thai University Bestows Honors Dr Cynthia With Doctorate

December 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will present Dr Cynthia Maung, the founder of Mae Tao Clinic with a honorary doctoral degree in recognition of her work with refugee and migrant communities on the Thai Burma border. Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), Thaila... Read more ►

KNU Build Remote Villagers A Clinic

November 27, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Hsu Nyar

The Karen National Union has opened, in response to village concerns, a clinic to give remote and isolated rural communities access to healthcare. The Kawkreik Township, Dooplaya District KNU office opened the clinic in the Mae Kanel village in Nu Poe area on November 20, 20... Read more ►

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