Medical literature relating to the Cambodian paediatric population is scarce.
Angkor Hospital for Children is committed to building capacity in this area and participating in high quality, ethical, clinical research, in order to further our understanding of our patient population.
Angkor Hospital for Children has been involved in independent and collaborative research. Partners have included: Oxford University (UK), Mahidol University (Thailand), Brown University (USA), Médécins Sans Frontières (France), and University of California, San Francisco (USA). Our partnership with the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) is on-going.
In order to meet international ethical standards for research, Angkor Hospital for Children established an Internal Review Board (IRB) in 2004. Certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Wide Assurance for the Protection of Human Subjects for International (Non-U.S.) Institution, our IRB’s review protocols are on-par with those at Western institutions. All internal and external research proposals are reviewed first by AHC’s research committee, to check that the proposed project is valid and in the best interests of our hospital for us to participate; and then by the IRB who will check that research subjects’ rights, dignity, confidentiality and safety are assured.
A complete list of published research, as well as current studies, is available.