The Situation in 2017

Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals

Since 1991, five fully operating hospitals and a maternity ward for HIV-positive mothers have been built. The Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals has been progressively extended and modified to meet the most urgent needs.
The annual budget of the running costs is now 43.5 million USD. Kantha Bopha's cost-healing ratio is the best worldwide according to international evaluations. All medical services are free of charge for every child.
In the five hospitals, Kantha Bopha I, II, IV and V in Phnom Penh and Jayavarman VII in Siem Reap Angkor, in 2016 155 338 severely children were hospitalized (12% more than 2015), 848 393 sick children receive treatment in the outpatients department (13% more than 2015), 128 177 children were vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis, 24 348 chirurgical operations were carried out (13,5% more than 2015). 145 080 pregnancy control and there were 23 643 deliveries (8% more than 2015) in the maternity ward (designed to prevent mother-to-child AIDS and TB transmission). 412 heart operations were done. The Kantha Bopha Hospitals cover 85% to 92.5% of the country's sick children. The mortality rate in pediatrics was 0.22%.
All medical services are free of charge since the families in Cambodia are simply too poor to even make a small contribution towards these medical costs. Without Kantha Bopha, 3,200 additional children would die in Cambodia every month.
2014, we started in the Jayavarman VII hospital in Siem Reap, the construction of a new wig of the maternity. We also are restoring Kantha Bopha 1, the old building, which was the old maternity, where His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, was born. A museum and an arhive will be install there.
On September 22nd, 2012, a new building was inaugurated during a ceremony presided by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, in Siem Reap Angkor. An extension with 300 more beds and a brand new MRI scanner in order to continue our research on TB in children. The MRI is also important for better diagnosis and checking all the bone and brain infections caused by TB, still so frequent in the north of the country.

2015, October 6th (NEW)

Maternity Extension

Consultation at Kantha Bopha V, Phnom Penh


Entrance Kantha Bopha 4 Hospital - 6.30 AM
Patient are queuing to be admited into the hospital

Waiting for consultations at Kantha Bopha 4 - 7.00 AM
After admission patients are waiting before going to the consultation.
Every thing is free of charge

The consultation.
Patients are then called by there numbers to meet the doctors.
Severe cases where already admited and doesn't need to wait.
An maternity extension with 80 beds, 8 delivery rooms was opened on october 6th, 2015 in Siem Reap. (Fotos below and video on the top right). Today we have 70 birth per day and 650 pregnancy controls.

Kantha Bopha IV, Phnom Penh
Every child has a right to proper medication unhampered by corruption
All of the 2,500 Cambodian staff at Kantha Bopha earn a modest living on which they can get by (something which is not possible on the usual salary of US$ 20 paid to local staff in Cambodia). By paying our staff a wage they can live on, we seem to have found a way of successfully fighting corruption, which is otherwise widespread in Cambodia. To this day there have been no thefts at the hospital, no cases of medicine simply vanishing into thin air rather than being administered to the patient in need. The hospital operates 24 hours a day, and part of our staff is working shifts. No money is taken under the table from patientís families, and none of our staff has to rely on a second job outside the hospital in order to make a living. Medical care is freely available to all children. 85% of all children needing hospitalisation come from families who are too poor to pay even the smallest fee. For these children Kantha Bopha represents the only chance to get any medical care at all. It is our belief that every child has a right to proper medication. This, in turn, can only be achieved with the assistance of modern and fully functioning equipment, proper and effective medicine, and sufficient disposable medical material, all of which has very little indeed to do with luxury, and even less with first-class medicine.
Evaluation of Kantha Bopha
In 2000, an international team of experts was sent to Cambodia by order of the Swiss Federal Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA) to evaluate the hospitals. The result was: Kantha Bopha was rated as a prime example of a project for the Third World. After a personal inspection of the three hospitals, the director of DEZA fully acknowledged the final result of the experts: "Care of patients, organisation and hygiene are excellent. Kantha Bopha has an optimal cost-benefit ratio.

The necessary funds for the hospitals are therefore spent appropriately. 95% of the funds are spent in Cambodia - for medication, for the salaries of over 2,500 employees and for the maintenance and running costs of the hospitals. Only 5 % of the total funds are necessary to run the infrastructure of the foundation in Switzerland. Thus, the people and children of Cambodia fully profit from your donations.
We are recieving 3 million USD from the Cambodian government and 4 million Swiss Francs from the Swiss Government and 22 million USD per year from private donations.
Since 1992 our fondation has spent 560 Million USD. 3.2% is money from the Cambodian governement, 4,3% is money from the Swiss governement. 92.5% is money by privat donations. Today we spend 120'000 USD per day.
Over the 24 years we treated 16 Millions sick children in the outpatient stations and we hospitalized 1.6 Million severely sick chidren.
No bureaucracy
A mere 5% of the hospital's funds are spent on administrative tasks. In order to avoid the traditional, cost-intensive hospital management and the bureaucracy that goes with it, we have allocated those tasks which can be dealt with locally, including logistics, to those members of the medical staff who have the necessary administrative skills. This means that your money will be spent fully for the benefit of the children in need and the Cambodian population. What's more, we have managed further to reduce the number of foreign staff to just two. Today, Kantha Bopha is operating largely autonomously, both from a professional and a technical viewpoint.

Further Informations in the Annual Report 2014--->
  Plus d'information dans le rapport annuel 2014 --->
Mehr Infos im Jahresbericht 2014 --->





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