Since its founding, Tabitha has seen the widespread harm caused by illness and the absence of health care. The effects are particularly devastating when a mother is sick, since that directly affects her children as well.
Health care and services available to women in Cambodia are among the poorest in Asia: 85% of women face challenges gaining access to medical care and 90% of women over age 14 suffer from undiagnosed gynaecological infections, cysts or cancers.
In 2011, Tabitha determined that it was essential to respond to the absence of accessible, quality health care options for women, and the construction of Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital began. By 2019, the 200-bed, 72,000 square foot hospital was open and beginning to provide basic and advanced gynecological and oncology services that are currently inaccessible or unavailable to most women in Cambodia.
As of 2020, Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital is an independent organization. Because Tabitha USA’s tax-exempt purpose is to support Tabitha Cambodia, we can no longer accept donations for the hospital. To donate, please visit the hospital’s website and feel free to contact Janne Ritskes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.