Health

There is no CentreLink in Cambodia and certainly no Medicare. A population of 15 million can’t support its sickest when 80% of that population lives in grinding, desperate poverty. A tooth abscess or a burst appendix can kill you in Cambodia where the vast majority of people have no access to basic medical care. Not even a bandaid.

These kind, gentle people suffer from the effects of malaria, tuberculosis, tetanus, polio and chronic stomach illnesses caused by poor hygiene and a lack of access to clean water; as well as severe mental illness from the years of civil warfare. Women have little or no support for pregnancy and childbirth.

The Sunrise Cambodia team equips and staffs mobile tuk-tuk ambulances and community health centres in a number of provinces to look after the general health needs of the wider community including acute medical care for babies and toddlers, nutrition, mental health support and family planning. We have exciting plans to convert a building at Kandal to a major health centre which would open up the school there to the wider community.

  • Give $100 to cover the cost of 5 kids to be dewormed and vaccinated for killer diseases
  • Your gift of $500 supplies a mobile health clinic with supplies for a week and 200 consults
  • A monthly donation of $350 covers the cost of a nurse’s salary in a Sunrise health clinic
  • A monthly donation of $650 covers the cost of a pharmacist’s salary in a Sunrise health clinic
  • A monthly donation of $900 covers the cost of a doctor’s salary in a Sunrise health clinic
  • A one off donation of $5000 will fully equip a tuktuk ambulance
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