Dr Cynthia Maung has been awarded the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize for her dedication to multi-ethnic democracy, human rights and the dignity of the poor and dispossed. Dr Maung has turned her refugee experience to practical action by establishing health servics for the victims of conflict..

An ethinic Karen, she fled her native Burma during the pro-democracy uprising of 1988. Dr Maung set up the Mae Toa Clinic in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border where 700 staff treat over 150,000 Burmese refugees, migrants and orphans per year.

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Wikipedia article on Dr Cynthia Maung


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