To further strengthen its partnership with Angkor Hospital for Children and increase the reach of potential donors, Sathapana Bank announced on February 18 that customers can give donations through Sathapana Mobile.
This fundraising cooperation aims to contribute to the operational sustainability of the hospital as well as the provision of high-quality, compassionate and free of charge paediatric care for Cambodian children.
“Sathapana Bank is very grateful that we can strongly support Angkor Hospital for Children by offering a quick and secure way of donating through Sathapana Mobile. We also applaud the tremendous work and dedication of all the officials and medical staff at the hospital in caring and treating Cambodian children with illnesses.”
“As part of our corporate social responsibility [CSR] strategy, Sathapana Bank will continue to champion the health sector in the Kingdom and work closely with institutions that provide access to medical services for needy Cambodians,” Sathapana Bank CEO Lim Aun said.
Tep Navy, Angkor Hospital for Children chief operating officer, said: “Our hospital plays a vital role in providing clinical services, training medical professionals and health workers, as well as conducting preventive education activities in schools, health centres, referral hospitals and the community.
"Angkor Hospital for Children provides 400 to 500 paediatric services every day. Since opening in 1999, we have provided treatment to more than 2.5 million children from all over Cambodia. Each year, we also offer training to hundreds of doctors and nurses.”
Bigger than ever, the new Sathapana Bank and Angkor Hospital for Children charity campaign will increase awareness and appreciation of the hospital 's mission, while highlighting the need to raise further funds for the hospital to continue serving the health needs of Cambodian children.
This year, the hospital needs $6.5 million to support its operations. The funds are expected to come from local and international donations through fundraising events and proposals, or through foundations.
Last year, Angkor Hospital for Children provided services to 135,488 Cambodian children, many of whom were treated for medical cases including respiratory tract infections, dengue fever, rabies and autism, as well as many other diseases and conditions.
The hospital has also trained 80 doctors and 595 nurses, as well as conducted educational training for 105,519 people in school, healthcare centres and target communities.