[Please note that we completed our Medical Training Trip. Please see the Related Documents section for our Trip Report on our trip. Our original Financial Goal was $2,200, but we spent $1,900 due to existing inventory. Excess funds will go towards our next Medical Trip. Thank you for your support!]
Cambodia has had a long history of war and genocide. Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s was one of the most brutal in history. His regime’s twisted Communist ideology resulted in the deaths of 2 million people (¼ of the population of Cambodia). Decades of war have left the country with little basic infrastructure outside of the capital. Only 44% of Cambodians have access to clean water and 17% to electricity.
Since 2007, World Compassion Fellowship has sponsored medical teams to work in various village areas within a 3 or 4 hour drive of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. In our last trip to Cambodia in 2012, we treated 400 total patients in several villages that lacked ready access to health care.
For 2014, we are sponsoring a new team that will provide healthcare training in several villages as well as for volunteer healthcare workers.
[9/5/14: We had to revise our initial plan to conduct medical clinics due to a shortage of physicians. Instead we will conduct a series of healthcare trainings for several villages and for volunteer healthcare workers. Our budget was revised accordingly]