Cynthia Maung (1959 - )
"Dr Cynthia is known not by what she says but by what she doesˇK You never hear her boasting or trying to take credit for her work. She's doing this for the people." says Dr John MacArthur, a co-worker at the clinic.  
In 1989, Dr Cynthia established the Mae Tao Clinic in the Thai border where she transformed a dilapidated barn into a clinic providing free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and orphans.
The clinic is now staffed with five doctors and 120 other medical staff. Besides serving the in-patients, the clinic also sends out mobile medical teams to remote villages in western Burma.
Dr Cynthia's selflessness has earned her the reputation of "Burma's Mother Teresa" and a slew of awards, including the first Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights in 1999; the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2002. She is also one of the 2003 Asian Heroes in Time magazine.
Dr Cynthia now resides in a modest house in Mae Tao with her husband, Kyaw Hein, and three children, Peace, Crystal and a new baby girl recently adopted after being abandoned by her mother at the clinic.