Working with the street children of Sihanoukville, Cambodia
M'Lop Tapang's Medical Clinic was opened in February 2010, adjacent to the Main Center offering more space and increased services. In addition to the full-time Khmer staff, the Medical Clinic benefits from international volunteers who donate short periods of their time and expertise.
On average, the medical staff in the clinic sees approximately 1100 children each month. The majority of these cases involved respiratory illnesses, infections, and minor injuries. The Medical Clinic also has a designated area for providing dental care.
There are many children that need medical attention in Sihanoukville are that are unable to access the Clinic. To address this problem one member of the medical team regularly travels out with M'Lop Tapang's Mobile Library that visits remote areas around Sihanoukville to provide medical care as well as health education. In 2012, more than 600 children were treated through our Medical Outreach activities.
Baby Care Program
M'Lop Tapang's' Baby Care Program, under the direction of the Medical Team, works with children under the age of 5 years old who attend a day-center at the Main Center. The program provides day care for children that have been identified by the Outreach Team as having malnutrition. The infants and toddlers receive supervised care, healthy food, hygiene and medical care. The Baby Care Program currently works with 17 young children and toddlers.