FIDR is a non-governmental organization working to support children in developing countries and people affected by disasters.

Health/Medical Care

A World Problem − Loosing children's lives that can be saved

Top quality health and medical care, essential in maintaining quality of life, are especially important in tackling the poverty problem., The third of the seventeen “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), which the international community has set to work together in order to eliminate poverty, goes as “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all people at all ages”. Globally, the mortality rate of children under five years old, has improved significantly from estimated rate of 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 39 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018. However, every day in developing countries, many children's lives are lost due to sicknesses, which can certainly be treated in developed countries. The number is over 14 times higher than that in developed countries. There is also a large gap in the mortality rate of children under five years old between developing and developed countries.

Source : World Bank (2018)

Source : WHO (2018)

Main Causes

・Lack of medical doctors, nurses and midwives with appropriate knowledge and skill
・Medical facilities are far from home
・Lack of medical equipment in medical facilities
・Lack of people's awareness and understanding on health and hygiene

Our Approach

Cambodia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia with the highest child mortality rate. Due to the civil war lasting more than 20 years,, notably the oppressive Pol Pot regime between 1975 and 1979, has caused damage to the medical facilities and medical workers in the country. Since 1980, with support from foreign countries, the training of doctors and nurses and the restoration of medical facilities has gradually progressed, but support still falls short for highly specialized pediatric surgery.
FIDR had provided technical training for Cambodian pediatric surgeons and nurses, primarily at the National Pediatric Hospital, so that children were able to receive prompt and appropriate diagnosis as well as surgical treatment in Cambodia. The project has also expand into provincial areas. Since 2017, FIDR has been supporting northeastern Cambodia, centered in Kratie province.

Completed Projects

・Chavakachcheri Base Hospital Pediatric Ward Construction Project (Sri Lanka)
Hospital Diet Assistance Project (Cambodia)
Nutrition and Diet Management Project (Cambodia)