So far in 2017 we have focused on planning and finding collaboration partners, although we did operate a few small clinics in January with Meghan and Cheryl supported by Chenla Children’s Healthcare staff.
Chenla Children’s Healthcare is a new pediatric clinic in Kratie run by Dr. Bill Housworth who lives in Kratie with his wife, Dr. Lori Housworth. He has been very helpful in designing follow-up care for patients that we see.
We have also developed a collaborative partnership with Children’s Future, a social worker-based organization serving over 215 children and their families in Battambang Cambodia. Giulia Ciucci, their in-country Director, is working with Kep Bunly, our in-country Director, to help obtain what we need to operate in Cambodia and to find social workers.These wonderful partners are helping us achieve our 2017 goals of:
Our original plan to hold a second round of clinics in 2017 has been revised; the new date is Q1 2018. This new date allows us to obtain our MOU and to implement a structured approach to patient/family outreach for after our clinics.
As always, we appreciate the kind and generous support of our lead donor, the Gourley Family Foundation, as well as the many others who have donated money, time and medical supplies. Our goals are ambitious and so is our fundraising target of $50,000. All help is most appreciated.
Our January 2016 round of 10 clinics in the Kratie area were our highest volume yet- we saw over 1600 patients. We added a new location, Chhlong, with 2 days of working with a primarily Cham population. This was a new experience for us- working in the Muslim community. We continued our training program for the medical staff at Kratie Hospital and were successful in engaging outlying clinic staff in training and education at every location- a major positive change from previous years. It was a great trip-excellent team and very well organized by our Cambodian friends. Check out our 2016 Blog for details and pictures. A big thank-you to all of our sponsors especially The Gourley Family Foundation!
Donate online today to the CMEH Foundation for Cambodian medical care and student sponsorships.