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Media Advisory: Dr. Cynthia to receive the 25thIlga award in Seoul, Korea

By Mae Tao Clinic  •  September 2, 2015

On the 5th September 2015, Dr. Cynthia will be presented the 25thIlga Award in Public Service from the Ilga Foundation in Seoul, Korea.  The award is given in recognition of Dr. Cynthia’s work with Burmese refugees, migrants and IDPs on the Thai-Burma Border.

Dr. Cynthia Maung is the Director of Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Tak.  For her work in health and human rights she has received multiple awards including an Honorary Doctoral degree in Medicine from Ubon Ratchatani University (UBU) awarded by Her Royal Highness Princess MahaChakriSirindhonrin from Thailand,  the Sydney Peace Prize of Australia, The One Award of Hong Kong and the 2002 Ramon Magsaysay Award of the Philippines for Community Leadership.

The Ilga Foundation was established by Ilga Kim Yong Ki, the founder of the Canaan Farmers School in Korea and was also a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1966.

Mae Tao Clinic was established in 1989 after the Burmese government crackdown on nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations across Burma.  In the beginning, Mae Tao Clinic focused on primary health services and has grown today into a comprehensive hospital, as well as a training centre for health workers from ethnic regions of Burma. Mae Tao Clinic also provides education to migrant children with a focus on child protection.

What: The 25thIlga Award

Where:  Auditorium of National Agriculture Cooperative Federation (Seoul, Korea)

When: 5th September 2015, (11:00 -12:00 hour)

For more information Contact:  info@maetaoclinic.org

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