This project helps poor HIV clients out of serious illness and related poverty through home-based medical services and social support. We support 400 Cambodians with HIV annually with free medical care, health education, counseling and temporary food support at the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE. With your help, we can continue this important work, enabling HIV clients to overcome challenges of stigma, illness and medical expenses as they regain better health, quality of life and livelihoods.
Approximately 74,000 Cambodian people live with HIV. They face social stigma, discrimination and high, recurrent medical costs, which can prevent them from visiting health facilities, earning income and accessing timely and regular treatments. For many, poverty and illness become interlinked, creating social and economic barriers to health and quality of life. Inclusive, non-discriminatory care that attends to illness and disadvantage can help people with HIV to live fuller lives.
Your donation supports HIV clients through the provision of home-based care. This includes support for clients to maintain treatment plans, access health services, and receive counseling, emotional support and education to prevent HIV transmission to children during childbirth and breastfeeding. Clients can access food support if their ability to earn income is impacted by illness, and livelihood development is supported, for example, by providing bicycles that enable work opportunities.
With quality of life and health, people living with HIV can earn income, support families, send children to school and build self-esteem. This transformative impact provides opportunity for clients to lift themselves out of poverty and not be defined by illness. We help to create long-term impact by providing quality healthcare services while also addressing socio-economic challenges faced by people living with HIV. The result is healthier individuals, happier families and brighter futures.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE website
HOPE worldwide website