Women’s Health

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70% of our patients at MMC are women. We have seen far too many young women and mothers diagnosed with terminal illness from preventable causes due to lack of prevention measures.

MMC addresses this in three ways: Cancer Screening, training healthcare workers, and community education.

SCREENING: Cambodia has the highest rate of cervical cancer in Asia. It is the number one cause of cancer related death in women under 50 years old. Yet, this cancer is almost completely preventable with proper training and screening! We teach Cambodian medical staff various methods of cervical cancer screening that are quick and cost effective, therefore available for our poor and rural patients.

TRAINING: MMC runs a one year women’s health fellowship. Each year we have 2-3 family practice physicians graduate from our residency program. Interested graduates are invited to stay an extra year for focused training on women’s health issues prevalent in Cambodia, including cervical cancer prevention and treatment, before they are sent out to practice as compassionate Christian physicians around the country.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: MMC’s Women’s Health Care Program reaches out to the greater community to invite women to our women’s health education days where we educate women on various topics related to women’s health. Additionally, MMC provides our referring partners with educational materials for women on related topics. And lastly, MMC also invites Cambodian physicians to come for training on cervical cancer prevention.

MMC’s Women’s Health Care Program is saving lives and improving the physical health of Cambodian women around the country! This program gives us even more opportunities to fulfill our primary mission of caring for the sick and proclaiming the Gospel in both word and deed.

If this program interests you, please consider donating towards these efforts!