Cambodian Acid Survivor’s Charity
CSC first started treating the victims of acid attacks soon after operations commenced in Cambodia in 1998. However, as time passed, the need for a specific organization to provide a range of medical treatment and post-operative services specifically for the survivors of acid attacks in Cambodia became progressively clearer to the medical team at CSC. In 2005, Dr. John Morrison from the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) of Bangladesh invited CSC to view the ASF operation there. Following this visit, Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) was registered in the United States as an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and took over the majority of the post-operative treatment from CSC. Locally, CASC is registered with the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, and the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
Victims of acid attacks require a unique range of services and a holistic approach to their physical and psychological rehabilitation. In Cambodia, as in most of Southeast Asia, the majority of victims are poor rural women. Their children sometimes become unintended victims as they are often sleeping with their mothers when the attack occurs. Child victims present more complex problems than adults, as subsequent growth necessitates more staged surgical procedures than an adult would need and more intensive physiotherapy – a far more resource-intensive load than a purely surgical facility such as CSC can reasonably handle. Full rehabilitation may be accelerated by greater concentration on their range of needs including post-operative care, physiotherapy, counseling, as well as legal, social, and occupational rehabilitation.
SEE International www.seeintl.org
Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides medical, surgical, and educational services by volunteer ophthalmic surgeons with the primary objective of restoring sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. SEE International frequently sponsors ophthalmic teams or individual specialists to spend one to two weeks at CSC. Aside from lending their professional skills and training to our Khmer doctors in new ophthalmic procedures, they also bring with them much needed ophthalmic equipment and supplies.
Smile Train is an international charity that provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children in need, as well as providing cleft-related training to doctors. Clefts are major health problems in developing countries where millions of children suffer from unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job, and often live in shame and isolation.
Smile Train sponsors CSC’s cleft lip and palate program. They provide vital funds in order for CSC to continue to perform free surgery for cleft patients. Smile Train also sponsors visiting specialists to lend their expertise to CSC’s Khmer doctors for one to two weeks at a time.
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Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
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Charity Vision is an international organization that focuses on improving the sight of people from underdeveloped countries. Many of their physicians work at clinics abroad and offer glasses and life-changing operations to those in need. They are also involved in re-structuring and donating equipment to local clinics that strive to improve patient care and hospital flow. Charity Vision makes it their mission to work alongside local doctors and nurses to create a sustainable foundation of healthcare in underserved areas across the world.
Church of Latter-Day Saints
The Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) supports charitable organizations that relieve suffering and provide opportunities for people of all nationalities and religions. The LDS “Vision Care” Initiative is a mission to prevent avoidable blindness and visual impairment through mentoring vision professionals and donating medical equipment. The local Phnom Penh LDS chapter has personally improved CSC’s services by donating a new retinoscope, sterilizer, and A-Scan to our eye department, among many others.
Fund Managers’, Asian Bankers’, and Brokers’ Awards (FABBAs) is an annual event in Hong Kong in which members of the region’s finance industry come together to raise money for those in need. The goal of these awards is to give back to surrounding communities, while taking an introspective look at the investment industry.
Medecins Du Monde
Médecins Du Mondeis an international humanitarian association that relies on its members to provide emergency and long-term medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people.This organization has provided medical relief to Cambodia, specifically, since the early 80s. Originating from Toulouse, France, a team from Médicins Du Monde have made at least one visit to CSC each year to CSC over the last decade, and have performed and trained our staff on various maxillo-facial surgeries.
Partners for Equity
Established in 2015, Partners for Equity provides aid to disadvantaged or impoverished communities around the world. They currently work with local organizations in Southeast Asia, East and West Africa, and the Indian Sub-Continent. Their main focus of aid is through substantial grants to programs that focus on health, education, and livelihood.
Rotary Club International
Rotary Club International is a worldwide community service organization with over 1.2 million members working in over 200 countries. The Phnom Penh Rotary Club branch focuses mainly on helping people suffering with meningoencephalocoele (MEC), a life-threatening brain swelling condition. However, they have many ongoing aid projects that include providing children with books, bicycles, and wheelchairs; distributing mosquito-nets to reduce malaria and dengue fever; and providing emergency relief in the cases of unexpected weather or fires.
Rotary Club Phnom Penh has also hired a Cambodian coordinator to conduct outreach trips to find patients and organize their travel to CSC for surgery. Since September of 2019, CSC has operated on over 135 children with MEC, and hopes to continue this incredible work and partnership in the years to come.
THE ONE Rotary International District 3450
Rotary District 3450 has over 70 years of experience in international healthcare, and is now comprised of over 65 clubs in Hong Kong, Macao, and Mongolia. THE ONE finalist award was given by Rotary District 3450 to CSC’s founder, Dr. Jim Gollogly, as a recognition of his selflessness and compassion. Dr. Jim was awarded $50,000USD in which all profits will go back into supporting CSC’s mission.
VANDA Sport Group
Sponsored by Vanda Sport Group, white-collar boxing events have helped raise money for CSC over the past several years. Vanda Promotions has assisted in organizing and promoting the events where volunteer amateur boxers train for six-weeks, then participate in the boxing event that is showcased either in Hong Kong or Singapore.
Vision Beyond AUS
Vision Beyond Australia is a charitable organization that raises money for clinics committed to providing free eye care to those living below the poverty line. They attempt to provide surgical and post-operative consumables and any necessary medical/surgical equipment, and undertake local facility refurbishment to enhance their capacity to effectively treat the needy in their community.
Watsi is an online platform which was built to finance universal healthcare through crowdfunding surgeries and administering health insurance systems. Users can visit Watsi’s website, read the story of individual patients across the world, and directly fund that patient’s life-changing surgery and rehabilitation costs. CSC is incredibly grateful for their immense support of our mission here in Cambodia.
Women’s International Group
The Women’s International Group of Cambodia was founded in 1944 by a group of expatriate women in Phnom Penh and has now expanded to a large, voluntary social work organization. They work hard through fundraising activities to help less fortunate women and children in Cambodia gain access to health and education. They have supported projects in CSC’s all-female ENT department by donating towards the purchase of a tympanometer and endoscopy, which greatly increases our efficiency in testing for middle ear abnormalities and nasal polyps.
Braxton Stuntz Foundation https://www.braxtonstuntzfoundation.org/
Founded in 2019, The Braxton Stuntz Foundation (BSF) honors the memory of Braxton Stuntz, with the mission of giving back to the communities in which Braxton spent time with and was passionate about. BSF provides financial assistance to both local and international education. Braxton’s photography is also showcased and available for purchase, where all proceeds are then donated directly to support local and international communities in need.
Japan Heart https://www.japanheart.org/en/
“Providing medical care to areas where it is currently out of reach, wherever that may be.” Founded in 2004, Japan Heart contributes to community development in Japan and abroad through health care and education. President Dr. Hideto Yoshioka launched Japan Heart after treating patients abroad for years and realizing the need for improved health care services. In addition to medical intervention, operations include: hygiene care, training local health care professionals, improving elementary and middle school infirmaries, running a facility to protect orphaned children from natural disasters as well as AIDS and other diseases, and training the visually impaired for social independence.