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Border Prosthetics
Helping amputees with specially made prosthetics on the Myanmar-Thailand border.
Director: Hugh Hartford
Producer: Hugh Hartford & Dan Boaden
Completion
June 2014

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 health-care 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. 

About The Cure

The Cure is an award-winning series exploring solutions to today’s most pressing health problems. 

 

Presented by practicing medics, The Cure takes you on a journey to the frontiers of world health, from cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs to advances in affordable healthcare for those who need it most. This series looks at some of the world’s most intractable health problems and the inspirational people working to find a cure.

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Nidhi Dutt
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