AKP Phnom Penh, March 02, 2018 —To provide medical care and treatment to more Cambodian children, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen signed here yesterday to officially create Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation.
“Yesterday, on Mar. 1, 2018, I officially signed for the establishment of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation. My wife and I will be the honorary presidents of this foundation. For the Kantha Bopha Foundation in Switzerland founded by Dr. Beat Richner will continue to operate as usual, but we have to create another one with the State budget. We will also have funds from other local donors to save the lives of our children,” said the premier in a message posted this morning on his Facebook page.
According to its website, Kantha Bopha Foundation is a humanitarian aid project in Cambodia that was established in 1991 by Swiss Dr. Beat Richner. It now runs five children’s hospitals which provide free care for disadvantaged children as well as a maternity ward for mothers infected with HIV.
Since 1991, five children’s hospitals have been established where children are provided with the necessary medical care – otherwise unaffordable for impoverished Cambodian families – free of charge. They also provide preventative health and social care through education, as well as giving safe sex and family planning advice.
Around 3,200 children’s lives are able to be saved every month, thanks to the medical work of Kantha Bopha. In order to extend the appropriate and essential care to even more children, the project is being continually expanded and more hospitals are developed.
By Khan Sophirom