It is not unusual for children in Cambodia to become dangerously ill or even die due to medical conditions that are normally easily dealt with in western countries. Children face disease and illness due to malnutrition, poor hygiene, unclean environment, traffic accidents, food and mosquito borne diseases. Compounding the problem is the fact that poor families cannot afford quality health care, and sometimes those living outside of the city cannot even afford the transport to a health facility.
At the Helen Bonner Health Centre, located onsite at New Hope Cambodia’s school, children and staff have daily access to a trained nurse, who can provide health information, assess any health issues and either treat minor issues at the centre or refer the patient to a local hospital or health clinic.
Thanks to sponsorship, the Helen Bonner Health Centre is kept well supplied and staffed daily.