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Chenla works to save lives while creating lasting change in the public sector’s ability to provide high-quality pediatric health services in Cambodia.

about us

Our team

Our team has the extensive experience, invaluable practical skills and knowledge needed to serve our community.

Our story

From Harvard to Siem Reap to Kratie, Cambodia. We founded Chenla Children's Healthcare to help those most in need.


Transparency and accountability matter. Here are our financial statements, external assessments and more.

What we do

Chenla Children’s Healthcare works within the pediatric wards of the Cambodian government referral hospitals to greatly strengthen the government system’s ability to provide compassionate, high-quality care.

Utilizing existing government facilities, medication, supplies, and staff, combined with Chenla’s NGO resources, we provide compassionate international-standard medical care to children suffering from infectious disease, febrile illness, premature birth, and a broad range of other pediatric diseases.

Strengthening the social contract between the local community and the public healthcare system forms the foundation of what we do. We provide all services free of charge for poor patients and their families.

Currently working in Kratie, Mondulkiri, and Stung Treng, we seek to replicate to further areas where the needs are greatest.

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How many children we have provided care for:

how you can help

Make a donation

Key to our success is the ability to scale the program to meet our community's needs. Your generosity makes this possible.​

Raise Awareness

Help raise awareness about our life-saving work by sharing our work, creating fundraising campaigns and more.

Chenla Doctors
Phann Vatana, Lori Housworth & Phang Marina at Mondulkiri Referral Hospital.

Chenla featured in the phnom penh post

The Phnom Penh Post reporter Ms Hong Raksmey recently interviewed Chenla Children’s Healthcare’s Founder Dr Lori Housworth.

“We believe the future is the growing collaboration between the government sector and the philanthropic sector to provide lifesaving care to more neonates and children across Cambodia.”

You can find the full interview here.

Chenla Children's is

» a registered organization with the  Royal Government of Cambodia.

» a registered 501c3 U.S. Charity EIN  #81-0945375

contact us

Phone: +855 (0)12903111
English and Khmer