Provide Medical Care to the Poor and Needy in Cambodia

At the request of King Father Sihanouk who asked Mr. Bernard Krisher’s help to rehabilitate Cambodia, Japan Relief for Cambodia established the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in 1995.  Still today, the hospital fills a critical need for poor Cambodians with limited options for health care.  The hospital, located in central Phnom Penh, provides free and sliding scale medical consultation, treatment and medications to the poor and builds the capacity of the Cambodian health care system through education and clinical training of medical professionals.  The hospital is staffed by Cambodian doctors and nurses with training and support from expatriate volunteers. It has strong partnerships with international research organizations and provides care through outpatient clinics and home-based outreach programs.

There are basic needs at the hospital that require ongoing operational support:

Emergency Department: The resource-constrained health care delivery system in rural Cambodia doesn’t meet the needs of residents of the provinces outside of Phnom Penh. The Emergency Department provides immediate triage and treatment for thousands of patients each year that arrive with no other options for care.

$50 is the average cost to triage and treat a patient in the emergency room. 

Medications: Patient’s receive authentic, reliable medications, an important treatment in a country where counterfeit medicines are a common occurrence.

$150 will provide for a proven intravenous antibiotic used to combat severe and complicated infection.  

Medical Ward: Patients with complex infections and complications from undiagnosed chronic health conditions and frequently require hospitalization to ensure an effective recovery.

A $600 donation will cover the cost of two people’s stay in the medical ward.

If you would like to help or have other suggestions for donations, please contact us.