C.U.R.E. Clinics- Cambodia- Surgery/Community Health
About the Trip
Project C.U.R.E. partners with organizations around the world to deliver health and hope to populations in need. In Cambodia, we have maintained multiple partnerships and delivered 12 containers valuing $4,789,340 in medical supplies since 2000. This will be our second C.U.R.E. Clinics trip with our Cambodian partners Jeremiah’s Hope. Project C.U.R.E. recently delivered a container to Jeremiah’s Hope becasue their mission is to provide excellent medical care to the poor and quality medical education to the healthcare community of Cambodia. There is an exciting opportunity to strengthen this missionary resource that reaches so many people. They have a robust network of health promoters who serve approximately 140,000 people in the local catchment area. The Clinics team will also serve at several dispensaries connected to the local hospital. This C.U.R.E. Clinic will visit both the hospital and rural sites while working alongside Jeremiah’s Hope team, local nurses and doctors. In a recent February mission, a Project C.U.R.E. Surgical Team addressed carpal tunnel needs through surgical relase and education. This mission will partner with Denver College of Nursing-Global Health Perspectives to bring health and optimism to Jerimiah's Hope through surgery and education.
All medical professionals are needed! This is a great opportunity for Biomedical Professionals, Supply Chain Management, Community Health workers, and hospital administrators to make an impact!
About the Country
Cambodia has a rich and fascinating history. Humans in Cambodia can be traced as far back as 2,300 BCE. The first civilizations in Cambodia appeared around 150 CE in the Mekong River Delta. Ancient Cambodia was a place of many river-states until in the 9th century when King Jayavarman II founded the illustrious Khmer Empire. In the early 1850’s French missionaries found their way to Cambodia and with the help of the Cambodian King, the country became a French protectorate in 1863. The French ruled Cambodia until WWII when the Japanese invaded. After WWII, the Cambodian people fought for independence from the French and became an independent country in 1952. In the 1970’s significant human atrocities occurred, resulting in the genocide that killed more than 25% of the population.
Today, Cambodia is a country of contrasts: beauty and promise live alongside abject poverty and disease. It remains one of the poorest countries in Asia. A trip to the slums surrounding Phnom Penh yields horrific visions of rickety, hazardously stacked slums, unfathomable living conditions and masses of malnourished, debilitated people. The life expectancy of a healthy male born in Cambodia today is 65 years of age. Malnutrition is common among Cambodians and only 33.1% of the entire population has access to sanitation.
We are also at a promising moment for Cambodia. Encouraged by what is arguably the most stable government in Cambodian history, businesses, including luxury hotels and manufacturers, are starting to reinvest in Cambodia. Cambodia is still recovering from the Khymer Rouge period of the 1970’s through the 1980’s. Cambodia invests heavily in garment manufacturing and tourism. Cambodia is showing promising improvements with the development of roadways, increasing education and increasing immunizations among the population.
About Jeremiah’s Hope
Christian Medical Ministry to Cambodia/Jeremiah’s Hope is a non-denominational, Christian mission dedicated to providing excellent medical care to the poor and quality medical education to the healthcare community of Cambodia. Jeremiah’s Hope works with local Cambodian doctors, nurses and staff who are passionate about bringing quality medical care to the Cambodian people.
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate in a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Cambodia is $2,650. This cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation, including internal airfare, buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, tips, and boats/ferries once in-country. Program costs also include the coverage of translators, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with Project C.U.R.E. scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions/activities are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost.
You will have the opportunity to arrange your own international airfare to and from Cambodia. International airfare, visa fees and vaccinations are NOT included in the program cost. Click HERE to see the suggested flight itinerary!