MTC CHILD PROTECTION
The Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) is one of the most critical organizations along the Thailand-Myanmar border. People travel great distances to be seen at the Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where they can receive quality health care in a safe environment. There is no financial obligation for patients, services are funded by donors, many of whom have redirected giving within Myanmar, leaving the clinic with funding shortfalls.
The Mae Tao Clinic provides consultations to over 110,000 patients a year. About 50% of those are migrant workers in the Mae Sot area; the other 50% travel from Burma for medical care. The clinic treats 300 to 420 patients a day, delivers around 2,500 babies a year, provides essential healthcare services to remote and isolated areas in Burma with the help of partner organizations, organizes medical training, educates over 800 students, and provides protection, food, and shelter to some 2,400 children.
CMIRC has supported the clinic since the birth of our club in 2014. One of the aspects of our support is raising awareness of the clinic and the great work done by Dr. Cynthia Maung and her team. We will explore links between MTC’s child protection work and that of Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC). The first project is likely to be the Children’s Water Safety & Drowning Prevention Program.