Replicating our Expertise
As Cambodia’s leading paediatric healthcare organisation, AHC is seen as a role model by other institutions across the country. Our strong position allows us to tackle a number of large global child health concerns.
Our Global Child Health Department is focused on developing innovative, impactful and sustainable solutions to major global child health issues by combining existing scientific evidence and analytical thinking, with creativity and contextual understanding.
The review and evaluation of our current practices and core activities allows us to develop implementation blueprints that can be replicated across the country.
Our flagship programmes are designed to develop solutions connected to the reduction of neonatal and child mortality and morbidity, and antibiotic resistance and stewardship.
Saving Babies’ Lives Programme
The Saving Babies’ Lives (SBL) programme aims to reduce the number of newborns dying in one of Cambodia’s most rural and poorest provinces, Preah Vihear, by one-third over a five-year period. The programme creates change along the continuum of care for newborn babies, in partnership with government healthcare staff.
In the six years since AHC started its neonatal programme, the number of babies dying in the hospital has been reduced by 80%. AHC is using its experience and expertise to push the boundaries of neonatal care in Cambodia where many newborn deaths are preventable.
Read about the programme on the AHC Lens.
AHC is establishing a comprehensive, replicable programme of antibiotic stewardship. The programme is designed to be effective in resource-limited settings, with the ultimate goal of reducing the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
To accomplish this, AHC works in partnership with COMRU (Cambodia-Oxford Medical Research Unit) to gather information on resistance incidence, prevalence and trends. By improving the understanding and response to antibiotic resistance patterns and key drivers, together we are leading the way in antibiotic stewardship.
Meet Baby Sopheak
AHC’s Saving Babies’ Lives programme is doing just that.
Officially launched in 2017, the programme is recording its first lives saved due to the training, mentorship and equipment provided by the AHC Saving Babies’ Lives team.
Watch the story of one of the programme’s first lives saved.Meet Baby Sopheak