#330: Medical and Dental Supplies, Cambodia: $10.00 will provide the necessary medical and dental supplies and equipment along with medications to treat one patient. Project Angkor is a nonprofit, non-denominational humanitarian organization whose mission is to enhance the health of the medically underserved people of Cambodia by providing them with free medical and dental care. Each year a team of approximately 100 volunteers from across the US provides pediatric, ophthalmology, general medicine and dentistry services. On average 500-800 patients are treated each day.
Between 1975 and 1979 under the rule of the communist Khmer Rouge an estimated 25 percent (2-3 million) of the total population perished from mass execution, torture, forced labor, malnutrition and disease. It is estimated that only 45 medical doctors survived.