Childrens Surgical Centre (CSC) is recognized as the peak organization in Cambodia providing a range of specialized surgical services to people with disabilities, medical training, and support directly to the people of Cambodia- FREE of charge.
CSC aims to improve the quality of life for disabled poor people by providing free rehabilitation surgery. Integral to this mission is a program of training local surgeons and health workers, focusing on the development of sustainable surgical services for Cambodians.
Around 500 million people, or 12% of the world's population, suffer from some sort of disability. Disabilities bring misery, reduce economic status, destroy social integration and cause untold suffering through stigmatization and marginalization from society. In the last 30 years, international agencies have made great efforts to assist with healthcare in developing countries focusing on the principles of 'primary healthcare'; e.g. sanitation, clean water, and Maternal & Child Health (MCH). Surgery has been considerably under-emphasized as 'too sophisticated and expensive' for widespread impact.
The greatest need is for ongoing contributions to everyday running costs. CSC is always looking for sponsors who will donate funds to maintain the program in its present form, and even to expand into new procedures such as spinal surgery to cure or ameliorate such conditions as paralysis due to tuberculosis of the spine. Prospective donors who wish to make a specific donation targeted at a group of patients, or a particular program, can always communicate with firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss such support.
To learn more visit http://www.csc.org