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Title: Border Prosthetics - Helping amputees with specially made prosthetics on the Myanmar-Thailand border (video)
Date of publication: 24 June 2014
Description/subject: "Decades of ethnic conflict have left south eastern Myanmar one of the most landmine-ridden regions in the world. Few landmine victims get the treatment they need inside the country, formerly known as Burma, and so spend days travelling to neighbouring Thailand for medical support. The Mae Tao Clinic provides healthcare to more than 150,000 displaced people every year, from vaccinations, to eye surgery and emergency operations on gunshot wounds. In the clinic’s prosthetics department, where many of the staff are themselves former landmine victims, more than 250 prosthetic limbs are fitted each year. Nidhi Dutt travels to the border town of Mae Sot to meet the people making tailored prosthetics from the simplest of tools for whoever needs them, no matter which side of Myanmar’s civil conflict they are on..."
Author/creator: Nidhi Dutt
Language: English
Source/publisher: Al Jazeera (The Cure)
Format/size: Adobe Flash (11 minutes, 19 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 28 June 2014