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Mar 16, 2016

Recovery for a young family:gifts matched March 16

Soun Mao and Srey Peng in the Medical Ward
Soun Mao and Srey Peng in the Medical Ward

Last month, SOUN Mao came to Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE with a very high-fever, severe headache, nausea and vomiting. He was suffering from severe symptoms of infective endocarditis-- a serious infection on the surface of the heart and valves-- along with other issues.  Your donations made all the difference for him and his family.

Mao, 29, arrived with his wife Srey Peng from their rural village in southern Cambodia. Mao had been sick for many months and was unable to work.  After a while, Srey Peng also lost her job at the garment factory because she was taking care of her husband.  Thanks to the caring efforts of our medical team, Mao was able to undergo a variety of tests, including a CT scan provided by the nearby HOPE worldwide Medical Center and a highly effective antibiotic medication.  Our laboratory was able to test Mao's blood to determine if any antibiotics would be resistant to his infection.   Mao stayed at our hospital for 4 weeks, transforming from a young man struggling for his life to a smiling and grateful recovered patient who was very happy to be reunited with his daughter.

Our campaign for Antibiotics for our patients is nearly complete, with only $498 left for us to meet our campaign goal.  If you donate before midnight on March 16th, your gift will be matched by Global Giving.  This is a fantastic opportunity to stretch your contribution farther and give us the extra boost we need to make it over the top.  Please take a moment and make a gift today through our Global Giving page here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/antibiotics-for-poor-cambodian-people/

Your gifts make a huge difference. Mao, his wife and daughter all extend a big thank you!   especially for Mao’s wife and daughter. Thank you for your support. 

SHCH trains Cambodian medical professionals
SHCH trains Cambodian medical professionals
SHCH's laboratory helps deliver quality healthcare
SHCH's laboratory helps deliver quality healthcare

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Dec 15, 2015

Powerful Antibiotics saved Ngin Mom

With your generous support, the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE continues its mission to provide free medical care to the poor and needy in Cambodia. Ngin Mom, 75, is one patient who received surgery, antibiotics and hospitalization from us.

Mom is a poor, widowed farmer from Kandal Province. She has one adopted daughter. They live in a small house together and work a small rice field that provides a modest income.

Mom started to feel weak for many days. Like many patients who come here, she first accessed medications from a local private clinic. Her adopted daughter borrowed $500 from a microfinance institute for hospitalization, tests and medications. Mom did not get better. This was a heavy weight on their ability to take care of themselves.

On their last savings and with the advice of a neighbor, Mom and her daughter came to SHCH by tuk tuk.

With our medical team conducting a full evaluation, Mom was not only diagnosed with an acute bile duct stone, but she also had a complex, drug-resistant infection (ESBL) in her blood. The infection required very expensive antibiotics to stabilize her. She received surgery and was isolated in a special area to ensure that she could recover and that infection would not spread to other patients.

“I would like to thank you so much donors who contribute to the hospital. SHCH has a strong history of providing service to the poor and I hope they continue forever.” – Mom’s adopt daughter.

Here’s a short video snapshot of the hospital’s work and your opportunity to make a real difference for our programs serving the poor of Cambodia.  All Global Giving donations received before the end of the year will be matched by SHCH's generous donor. Watch more here :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBLhI27uyM

Oct 30, 2015

How you saved Yeam Sey

You helped to save Yeam Sey's life with your contribution to Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE's campaign.  With your support, we were able to sustain live-saving medication in concert with high-quality healthcare by trained Cambodian medical professionals.  

One example of the incredible work of our clinical team is the diagnosis and treatment of Mrs. Yeam Sey.  Sey, 32, is from Kandal province and works in a garment factory making $128 per month. With her husband and her daughter, she rents a very small house in Phnom Penh.

Yeam Sey came to SHCH feeling horrible- with a high fever and stomach pains.  Previously, she had tried to access care through drug sellers at the market and already spent her precious funds at private clinics.  With a combination of laboratory tests and x-rays, our team uncovered that she had  TB peritonitis - a severe complication of tuberculosis when the infection travels from the lungs to the stomach.   With strong antibiotic medications and 3 weeks of hospitalization, Sey returned to health. She has a long path ahead to maintain her health. Without the effective interventions of SHCH, Sey would have certainly died.

“Without SHCH and generously donors, I would die because I would not have the money to cover my treatment. As a garment factory worker, I made a little salary so I cannot support to my health issue sometimes.  I thank you so much to SHCH’s staff who provide the compassion to the patients and they always make patients feel confident to regain health. ”. Said Sey. 

Unfortunately, Sey's story is not uncommon here in Cambodia.  SIhanouk Hospital Center of HOPE exists to fill a critical need for both training Cambodian medical professionals and also providing free health care to the poor and vulnerable.  You can continue to support us in many ways- liking our facebook page, joining our email newsletter at www.sihosp.org or simply sharing our impact during the upcoming holiday season.  

Thank you for your support of Sinanouk Hospital Center of HOPE.  

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