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Dec 7, 2016

Giving hope to people with HIV in Cambodia this holiday season

Lorry expresses her thanks
Lorry expresses her thanks

Festive greetings from the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH) and thank you for supporting our project. Your donation is helping people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Cambodia to access support for medication, nutrition and social welfare services.

We are pleased to share the good news about our client, Lorry, 37, who has been living with HIV for five years.

A year ago, Lorry was struggling to cope with her illness, physically and emotionally. She had given up taking her medication because she could not tolerate its side effects and had lost all hope of having her life back. She no longer cared if her illness took over. Lorry was too sick to work and relied on her mother's meager income as a cleaner to support her own needs, and those of her four children. 

Eventually, Lorry was hospitalized in extremely poor physical and mental health. Fortunately, as she emerged from her critical period, Lorry enrolled in our support program and, until recently, received home visits from our team three times per week. The team provided health education to help her manage her medication plan, and offered counseling and social other supports while she returned to better health.

This was a new beginning for Lorry. As her health improved, she began looking for a new job and last month, started working in a garment factory. ‘My life is more meaningful now,’ she said. ‘I was so sick before and I had to rely on my mother. Now I can support my children while they go to school…I feel like I want to fly!’

You can help more help clients like Lorry to thrive again. This giving season, please consider making a donation to our project and give hope to those in need.

Thank you for your support and best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

Sep 8, 2016

We did it! Our antibiotics project is fully funded. Join our new campaign today!

Patient, Ra, smiling again and going home
Patient, Ra, smiling again and going home

Thank you for your support

At the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH), we are delighted that our project to provide antibiotic treatments to poor patients in Cambodia is fully funded. Every donation has made a difference.

Our patient, Ra, aged 36, received free antibiotics at SHCH and expressed his thanks. 'I am poor, and I couldn't have found another hospital to provide free care to me like this one did.'

Ra drives a motorbike taxi in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, and makes just $3 a day to support his young family. When Ra came to our hospital, he was in a critical condition, with a high fever and abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with a liver abscess and was treated on our medical ward until he returned to health. Antibiotics were an important part of his treatment plan.

'Thank you for giving me hope again,' said Ra. 

Your gift of antibiotics has made a difference in the lives of poor Cambodians. Thank you for making our project possible.

Join our new campaign today!

Ever wanted to transform a life? Now you can.By supporting our brand new GlobalGiving campaignyou can help people living with HIV to access home-based care, including medical services and social support, that help them to manage their illness and return to a higher quality of life and livelihoods.  

Check it out here and donate to make a difference today!

Jun 13, 2016

On the road to recovery with antibiotics

Koemly and his wife in the medical ward
Koemly and his wife in the medical ward

Your gift of antibiotics is helping patients at the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Cambodia.

Our patient, Koemly, 49, came to our hospital after experiencing symptoms for 3 months. He had a fever, and was experiencing headaches, weight loss and shortness of breath. Before arriving at our hospital, Koemly had sought care close to his home village in provincial Cambodia, but after a month, his health had not improved and he travelled to our hospital for further treatment. Our doctor explains that delayed treatment is a common challenge in Cambodia: ‘Our patients often arrive with an advanced health conditions and we need to treat most of them with antibiotics. Unfortunately, high-quality medicines are expensive here.’

Your donation through Global Giving helped us to exceed our intial campaign goal and provide antibiotic treatments to patients like Koemly. Koemly has now received free care from our experienced medical team, and his symptoms are being actively managed with high-quality medicines. ‘Thank you to the hospital and donors who support free care to the poor in Cambodia,’ he said.

The Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE also says thank you. Your generosity helped us to exceed our campaign goal and now we are aiming even higher. You can help us to reach our new goal and treat more patients by visiting our campaign page here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/antibiotics-for-poor-cambodian-people/.

News flash! Next Wednesday 15 June, is bonus day! You can double your impact with a matched donation from Global Giving. This is a fabulous opportunity to make your gift go even further. Please visit our campaign page on 15 June at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/antibiotics-for-poor-cambodian-people/.

 
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