Providing high quality pediatric health care to rural communities, in partnership with the government hospital, our Satellite Clinic (SC) was established in 2010. It has Outpatient, Inpatient and Emergency Room facilities seeing over 50 children every day.
Health care outside Siem Reap
Based 35km from Siem Reap and with a population of over 300,000, Sotnikum district is where the Satellite Clinic is located. The distance to Siem Reap delays or prevents families seeking health care for their child. Our mission is to provide quality health care services to this rural population while strengthening the government healthcare system by directly partnering with the referral hospital, where the Satellite Clinic is based on-site.
Satellite Clinic facilities
Consisting of three main departments – Outpatient, Inpatient and Emergency Room – we actively coordinate with health centers at the village/community level. Although there is no ICU facility, it can provide immediate life support, resuscitation and intubation. Patients will then be transferred by ambulance with a medical escort to the Intensive Care Unit at Angkor Hospital for Children.
Health care model for developing countries
The Satellite Clinic remains a pilot project and a unique model of partnership. It is potentially replicable in other areas of Cambodia and other developing countries in Asia, where healthcare infrastructure exists but quality and services of government run health systems are poor.