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Our Work in Country

Cambodia still struggles against the brutal legacy of Pol Pot’s genocidal rule in the 1970s. The country’s health care system was decimated along with the economy.


Americares, through a long standing partnership with one of the country’s leading hospitals, the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (SHCH), has played a critical role in improving health care access and medical outcomes for thousands of poor patients every year. Key programs have targeted HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and malnutrition. The Breast Cancer Initiative has increased the number of breast cancer patients receiving treatment; developed clinical human resources in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and care; and raised public awareness about the disease.  


Working in Cambodia since 1996.