Mobile Clinic

Mobile Clinic

Mobile ClinicIn addition to HIV home cases and community TB DOT, a mobile clinic was started in 2006 through Americares and private individual humanitarian donations.  Its purpose is to serve poor and disadvantaged people who are displaced from the center of Phnom Penh to the outskirts of the city as a result of the negative impacts of urban development. This mobile clinic provides free primary health care to isolated peoples, including health education for disease prevention, medical consultation, and testing for TB and HIV. Since 2010, with financial support from the Charitable Foundation through HOPE Worldwide Australia, the mobile clinic has been able to train and build a supportive community volunteers to help their community members with health related issues. 

In 2012, the project started to screen hypertension and diabetes among healthy people of the age 35 or older, realizing that these two non-communicable diseases are very burdensome among Cambodians.  Moreover, poor people are eventually at higher risk because of the lack of health knowledge and a low family economic status.  These two conditions do not allow them to have regular health care check-ups unless they already have obvious clinical symptoms.