Mary Boullier's pale fingers probe the swollen skin surrounding the barely opened slit that remains of nine-year-old Tin Tin's left eye and says, "We don't know what is causing the swelling around her eye, but when Tin Tin was admitted here she had severe anaemia. If it was left untreated it could have caused heart failure."
SHAME OF MYANMAR: A very sick Tin Tin, aged nine, at the Mae Tao Clinic.
Dr Boullier, 30, is a paediatrician registrar from the UK who has worked for 10 months as a volunteer at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Myanmar border. Mae Tao, located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, is also known as Dr Cynthia's Clinic, after its founder, Cynthia Maung.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.