Dr. Cynthia Maung | ဒေါက်တာ စင်သီယာမောင်
Dr. Cynthia Maung (center) with the US first lady Laura Bush (left) at Mae Sot on August 8, 2008.
ဒေါက်တာ စင်သီယာမောင် | dout-ta2 sin2-thi2-ya2 moun2 - Dr. Synthia Maung is a renowned ethnic Karen doctor from Myanmar internationally well-known for her humanitarian work, and recipient of several international awards including John Humphrey Freedom Award, American Women's Medical Association President's Award, Foundation for Human Rights in Asia Special Award, Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award from the Dalai Lama and Wisdom in Action, and 2013 Sydney Peace Prize.
In 2005, she was included in Time Magazine’s November Article on 18 Global Health Heroes, and nominated as part of the 1,000 Women Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.
Her clinic in Thai-Myanmar border town of Mae Sot (မဲဆောက် | meare3 hsout) which started in February 1989 as a dilapidated building to treat the fleeing refugees from Myanmar has grown to a clinic that treated 80,000 patients in the year 2006. In 2009, she received Inspiration Model Award from "Khon Khon Khon" and featured in Thai Television Program.
News articles about her and Mae Tao Clinic appeared in several international media including CNN, VOA, BBC, Bangkok Post, Today Show on MSNBC, and the Ottawa Citizen.