Astrodienst Fundraising Campaign
for the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals in Cambodia
For many years, Astrodienst has supported Dr. Beat Richner's Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals and the Aids maternity ward in Cambodia. Every year we donate a considerable sum for this extraordinary and important project which goes to help the mothers and children, the weakest and most defenceless of Cambodian society.
Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals
The five hospitals and the Aids maternity ward in Cambodia are run with a budget of 29 million Swiss francs. Medical care is free for all. More than 2000 people are employed by the hospitals. The only foreigners are Beat Richner and a Frenchman who runs the laboratory. The rest are Cambodian doctors and nurses who were educated locally.
In 2012 150 000 children were admitted to the hospitals and 16 500 children were delivered in the maternity ward. About 780 000 children received ambulatory treatment and about 15 000 operations were carried out. About 3000 families daily receive instructions on health care.
The 29 million Swiss francs (CHF) are raised as follows: the Cambodian government pays CHF 1.8 million, the Swiss government CHF 4 million. The rest is raised through private donations.
Official website of the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals
Astrodienst's president of board - "Commitment to Kantha Bopha"
Annual Report 2012 of the Foundation Kantha Bopha (PDF)