Chenla Children’s Healthcare During Covid-19 Times

Chenla Children’s Healthcare has been busy throughout this year both before and after Covid-19 became a pandemic. Throughout it all, the Chenla team has worked hard to provide compassionate and high quality care where it is needed most in Cambodia. Serving in the poorest region, the team at Chenla Children’s Healthcare now admits 200 patients a month to the general pediatric ward, 60 patients a month to the neonatal ward and 30 patients a month to our small ICU including patients needing to be placed on ventilator support.

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Three Reasons to Love Chenla Children’s Healthcare

1. Chenla Children’s Healthcare’s boss. At Chenla the patient remains the boss. It is our mantra and a way of always remembering what is most important. Everything Chenla does is centered around meeting the medical needs of the most vulnerable children in eastern Cambodia. Most recent estimates in the region are that 1 out of 24 children die before his/her fifth birthday mostly from preventable or treatable causes. Chenla’s main goal is to greatly improve these numbers and treat every patient with the high quality and compassionate care he or she deserves.Read More »Three Reasons to Love Chenla Children’s Healthcare

Difficult Bosses and Collaboration

Chenla Children’s Healthcare serves children affected by poverty and disease in one of the poorest regions of Cambodia where quality care was not previously available.

We do this as an integrated part of the government hospital so that:

  1. What we do is sustainable;
  2. We leverage every amount of funding support possible from the government system and from there make the system work well;
  3. We don’t recreate the wheel and;
  4. Every donor dollar is used highly efficiently.

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Because These Children Matter As Much As Any Child

For those of you who have come out to Chenla Children’s Healthcare in Kratie Cambodia, you know well the beauty of eastern Cambodia and the hardships faced by the people living here. To this day, 1 out of 24 children die before their fifth birthday and the numbers are worse in the most rural areas.

We, the Chenla Team, are very thankful for everyone who has supported us in 2019 through financial giving, volunteering and most importantly advocacy on our behalf. We strongly believe… Read More »Because These Children Matter As Much As Any Child

What Would You Do if 1 out of 24 Children Died Before Their 5th Birthday in Your Community?

Imagine what your community would do if 1 out of 24 children died before his or her 5th birthday. For those reading this who are from or work in eastern Cambodia, you do not have to imagine. But for those reading this in the highly developed world, many fewer children die – on average about 1 out of 160 before his or her 5th birthday – in your community.

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Chenla Children’s Healthcare Enters a New Stage

Chenla Children’s Healthcare has completed its first 1.5 years of operation and has greatly strengthened the provision of pediatric care at Kratie Referral Hospital with more than 12,500 patient encounters and the monthly admission rate to the pediatric ward increased by more than 500 percent. Therefore, Chenla is entering a new stage. In line with our strategic plan, we aim to further strengthen our organizational structure, continue our work on quality improvement and soon begin support work in Cambodia’s other eastern provinces. Chenla’s public/private partnership model allows for fast paced change in this remote region where the most recent survey reveals that 1 out of 12 children dies before their 5th birthday. https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR312/FR312.pdf

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