Angkor Hospital for ChildrenSiem Reap Siem Reap Cambodge Cambodia
Quality medical treatment for children in need
Angkor Hospital for Children is a pediatric hospital in Siem Reap with a mission to reduce the mortality rate of children in Cambodia. Angkor Hospital offers accessible, comprehensive medical care regardless of the child’s financial circumstances and it disseminates procedures, practices, and policies for utilization and adoption by other health care organizations all over Cambodia.
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In 1998 there was no children's hospital in Siem Reap. Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) became the first hospital providing specialized pediatric care services and facilities with trained staff and suitable equipment for children. The hospital provides holistic health care through their various departments, including outpatient, neonatal, inpatient, emergency, surgical, dental, pharmaceutical, social, and many more. These departments combined provided 179,699 free treatments in 2016 alone. AHC also takes into consideration the struggles of families who have to travel far in order for their child to receive health care. After closing hours, AHC makes available the waiting rooms and provides families with mosquito nets, mats, access to bathrooms and showers, and around the clock security.
AHC firmly believes in the power of education, both for its staff and for the broader community of healthcare professionals in Cambodia. Throughout the year, medical and non-medical staff are able to improve their knowledge through ongoing education courses, presentations, and lectures. For the broader community, AHC serves as a training site for advanced pediatric care. In 2016, AHC trained 100 government health workers and 423 government nursing students in their nursing rotation program.
AHC understands the importance of prevention, and believes that sharing its expertise with its community can improve Cambodia’s health sector. To do so, AHC visits villages and provides information and training to Village Health Volunteers. The Hospital also works to forge relationships between various stakeholders in the villages, creating a sustainable health network.