C.U.R.E. Clinics Cambodia | January 10 - 19, 2020

Cambodia Team 2019

 


About the Trip

Project C.U.R.E. partners with organizations around the world to deliver health and hope to populations in need. In Cambodia, we have multiple partnerships and have delivered 12 containers with a value of nearly $5 million in medical supplies since 2000. This will be our second C.U.R.E. Clinics trip with our Cambodian partner,  The Family Clinic. Services provided will include general care, cardiac health, general surgery clinics, orthopedic clinicsall aimed at improving the welfare of the poor in Cambodia. 

All medical and non-medical professionals are needed! This is a great opportunity for all types of doctors, nurses, paramedics, biomedical professionals, supply chain management, community health workers, and hospital administrators to make an impact! We Are Meeting a World of Need in Cambodia. 

 

About the Country

Cambodia has a rich and fascinating history. Humans in Cambodia can be traced as far back as 2,300 BC. The first civilizations in Cambodia appeared around 150 AD in the Mekong River Delta. Ancient Cambodia was a place of many river-states until in the ninth century when King Jayavarman II founded the illustrious Khmer Empire. In the early 1850’s French missionaries found their way to Cambodia and with the help of the Cambodian King, the country became a French protectorate in 1863. The French ruled Cambodia until WWII when the Japanese invaded. After WWII, the Cambodian people fought for independence from the French and became an independent country in 1952. In the 1970s significant human atrocities occurred, resulting in the genocide that killed more than 25 percent of the population.

Today, Cambodia is a country of contrasts: beauty and promise on the one hand, and abject poverty and disease on the other. It remains one of the poorest countries in Asia. A trip to the slums surrounding Phnom Penh yields horrific visions of rickety, hazardously stacked slums, inhumane living conditions and masses of malnourished, sick people. The life expectancy of a healthy male born in Cambodia today is 65 years of age. Malnutrition is common among Cambodians. Only 33.1% of the entire population has access to sanitation.

However, we are also at a promising moment in Cambodia's history. Encouraged by what is arguably the most stable government in Cambodia's history, businesses, including luxury hotels and manufacturers, are starting to reinvest in Cambodia. Cambodia is still recovering from the Khmer Rouge period of the 1970s through the 1980s. Cambodia invests heavily in garment manufacturing and in tourism. Cambodia is showing promising improvements with the development of roadways, increasing education and increasing immunizations among the population. 

 

About Jeremiah’s Hope

Christian Medical Ministry to Cambodia/Jeremiah’s Hope is a non-denominational, international, Christian mission dedicated to providing excellent medical care to the poor and quality medical education to the healthcare community of Cambodia. Jeremiah’s Hope works with local Cambodian doctors, nurses and staff who are passionate about bringing quality medical care to the Cambodian people. 

 

About the Program Cost 

Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Cambodia is $2,650. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including internal airfare, buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, tips, and boats/ferries (when applicable). Program costs also include the coverage of translators, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, visa fees, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with a Project C.U.R.E. scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions and activities are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost.

You will have the opportunity to arrange your own international airfare to and from Cambodia. International airfare, visa fees and vaccinations are NOT included in the program cost. Suggested flight itineraries can be found HERE.

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Your excursion begins as you depart on an early morning flight to Phnom Penh. Land the evening of 1/11 and head to your hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll do some team introductions, sorting of supplies and relaxing after our long days of traveling

Day 3: First day of Clinics!!! Get to know the Family Clinic and your new Cambodian co-workers.

Day 4: Second day of Clinics!!! You've got this. It’s been rewarding work thus far and you are getting to know Cambodia, some of the health challenges and our hosts.

Day 5: Third day of Clinics!!! You’ve done a lot of great work. At the end of the day, high fives all around for the wonderful service delivered to patients.

Day 6: Fourth day of Clinics!!! You have successfully completed your last day of the Clinics trip. Photos and stories are taken and shared with your teammates and new friends from Cambodia. 

Day 6: You’ve earned a day off. It’s time to take in some of the cultural sites of the city.  

Day 7: Time to say farewell to Cambodia. You’ve delivered on your promise of delivering health and hope, made new friends -- both Cambodian and American -- and are traveling home better for the experience.