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'Mae Tao Clinic..' Mae Sot. Thailand

In western Thailand the town of Mae Sot, on the border with Burma, illegal migrants and refuges visit the Mae Tao Clinic to seek medical treatment that they could not hope to receive in their own country. The clinic was set up twenty years ago to serve the needs of the countless people who cross the river between the two countries, often at great personal risk. Landmine victims, malaria sufferers, expectant mothers and those who have been wounded in the endless conflict between the Burmese Army and the various ethnic regions, especially in Karen State, that has raged for several decades, all find their way to Mae Tao on the edge of the dusty frontier town ...


My daughter and I have been set a task of finding used dental equipment for the clinic.. they do free dental care as well as train and equip dentists who return to their villages to provide dental care... The Burmese 'government' spend less than $1per year per capita on health and education combined... The elite fly to Singapore, Hong Kong & the USA for their medical care...

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Taken on January 15, 2012