Eye Cancer – Early Detection Rather Than Late Treatment

The AHC Eye Clinic started its eye cancer treatment program in 2013. It was the first centre in Cambodia to treat retinoblastoma with chemotherapy and has treated more than 100 cases since then. Retinoblastoma isRead the full story


Dr. Vivek Gharpure: Sharing Surgical Lessons between India and Cambodia

When Dr. Vivek Gharpure signed up to volunteer at AHC, he was a little nervous, but as soon as he arrived in December of last year, “I arrived on a Monday, was asked to seeRead the full story


Learning to provide outstanding patient care in all environments – a Canadian student’s time volunteering at AHC

Sandra Giangioppo has wanted to be a paediatrician since she was in high school. From her experiences as a swimming instructor throughout high school and her undergraduate studies, she knew she wanted to work withRead the full story


Sepsis: A Little Known but Common and Life-threatening Illness

Votey* is 5 years old and lives in Vat Leap Village in Battambang District with her widowed mother, grandmother, three sisters and five cousins. Votey’s mother has a disability so uses a wheelchair at homeRead the full story


From the Olympics to the Research Lab – American-Khmer Student Volunteers with COMRU

Soviija Pou, a 22 year-old student from America, has always had a keen interest in research. After completing his studies in Applied Mathematics, Soviija began working in a research lab where his mentor introduced himRead the full story


AHC’s Satellite Clinic Provides Critical Care to the Tiniest of Patients: Satya’s Story

Satya* is nearly one-month old and lives in Sotnikum district of Siem Reap province with his young parents and his brother. Satya’s parents are both farmers; they have a home vegetable garden which serves themRead the full story


Communication and Teamwork Improving Patient Outcomes at AHC

Professor Richard Henker is a researcher, educator and practitioner in nurse anesthesia from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, USA. Professor Henker first volunteered with Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in 2006 when heRead the full story


Physiotherapy Plays a Central Role in Treatment: Sopharuth’s Story

When Sopharuth* was several months old, his mother noticed that he seemed different to his siblings at that age. He had difficulty rolling over, he couldn’t sit upright and he often appeared limp. He alsoRead the full story