The Basic Medical and Health Support Program provides free care to the impoverished families of our area.
The living standards existing within our catchment area fall in to the “Absolute Poverty” status defined by the United Nations in 1995 which is characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.
The families in our area generally have little or no education about personal health or disease prevention and management . Consequently the population, and particularly the children, are subject to opportunistic minor infections that can easily become life threatening if not treated in the early stages. Our Basic Medical and Health Support Program is a free service provided by Thomas House and administered by our resident Nurse ( Australian registered and trained)under the supervision of our Khmer doctor. Care is provided from our Clinic located in Thomas’ House. We are able to provide medicines and treatment for a wide range of conditions, the most common being respiratory conditions and infections, skins infections, gastrointestinal upsets,musculoskeletal conditions, dental conditions and blood conditions such as anaemia. Referrals to specialist providers such as X Rays, echo grams, ultrasounds or hospital admissions are provided and paid for by Thomas House.