Mae Tao Clinic receives about 200-300 outpatients every day, and 80 percent of its 140 beds for inpatients are occupied on a daily basis.
The new location will help to accommodate the growing number of people using the clinic, which now serves 150,000 patients a year.
Mismanagement and a chronic lack of funding during 50 years of military rule are the main culprits for the poor state of healthcare in Burma today.
Even as more aid pours into Burma, the country’s displaced continue to flock to the Mae Tao Clinic, which is set to expand to meet growing needs.
Some 250-300 patients and family members are fed at the clinic twice daily, and an incredible 3,000 child births are recorded every year.
The Australian government has announced that it will cut its 13 million baht (US$420,000) funding for the renowned Mae Tao Clinic, which provides life-saving treatment to Burmese migrants and refugees…