Medical Officefree services for the most vulnerable
Cambodia’s healthcare system is primitive even for those with the means to pay for services. But a lack of trained doctors and properly equipped clinics means that many Cambodians – particularly the most vulnerable – receive no care at all. LICADHO’s Medical Project attempts to bridge this gap in services.
The Medical Project focuses on providing medical care to prisoners, prison officials and human rights victims; furnishing medical evidence in court cases; medically documenting prison torture; identifying and highlighting the causes of major health problems in prisons; initiating preventative health education and hygiene programs in prisons; and providing medical services to people living in eviction or resettlement sites.
What we do
- Provide free medical assistance to victims who approach LICADHO or are referred by other offices
- Refer victims to partner hospitals for treatment, funded by LICADHO
- Assist victims in securing medical certificates for court cases
- Work with the Children's Rights Monitoring Office and the Women's Rights Monitoring Office to provide specific physical and emotional care in cases of rape
- Attend protests and rallies and provide on-site medical assistance to victims of police brutality
- Provide two months of weekly follow-up medical visits to ensure victims’ full recovery
- Provide physical and mental medical treatment to prisoners
- Hold educational seminars on hygiene in prisons to prevent the spread of disease
- Provide regular free medical care to evicted communities living on relocation sites