Changing Lives 2017-04-24T22:37:59+00:00

In 2012 Dr. Haruhisa Handa founded a new International NGO called The Handa Foundation, which has been registered in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is a non-religious, non-political, not-for-profit organization with the mission of building hospitals and schools in various countries of Southeast Asia. It receives funding from various individuals and organizations and is driven by Dr. Handa’s visionary leadership.

Our Programs

Our Programs

The Handa Medical Center in Battambang, Cambodia

The Handa Medical Center was opened adjacent to the campus of the World Mate Emergency Hospital in 2013. The new Handa Medical Center has been warmly welcomed by the community, and now includes 10 consultation rooms, a new pharmacy, a...

World Mate Emergency Hospital in Battambang, Cambodia

The World Mate Emergency Hospital is managed by The Handa Foundation but receives most of its charitable support from the generous people of Japan through an organization called the World Mate Foundation. Dr. Haruhisa Handa currently...

Partnership with Stanford University

The Handa Foundation began a new partnership in 2015 with Stanford University in California. The primary focus of the program is to teach surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to work as a team and to use a safe surgery checklist...

Handa Nursing School in Vientiane, Laos

In January of 2010 an organization called Worldwide Support for Development, led by Dr. Haruhisa Handa, donated funds to support the construction of a nursing school and dormitory as well as a mother and child hospital. In January of...

Handa Global Scholars Program in London, England

In 2014 The Handa Foundation launched the Handa Global Scholars program in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Scholarships are now provided to allow Cambodian medical professionals to get their Masters...

Handa Model Farm in Battambang, Cambodia

The Handa Model Farm is located just ten minutes from the Handa Medical Center in Battambang, and has approximately four hectares of rich farmland for cultivating tree fruits and other vegetables. It has the two-fold strategy of being...

ISPS Handa Sports Center in Battambang, Cambodia

The Handa Foundation is excited to partner with ISPS Handa, a global charity supporting the power of sports, as well as Fives Futbol South Africa, to bring the power of sports to remote villages in Battambang Province. The ISPS Handa...

Support for the Sentabale Charity in Lesotho, Africa

Sentabale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006, and it delivers psychosocial support to adolescents living with HIV, as well as providing care and education to orphans, children living with disabilities and young...

Partnership with Curtin University

In 2014 a new and unique partnership was launched between Curtin University in Western Australia, and the Handa Foundation called the Go Global Program. The Go Global Program is designed to bring college students in their final year of...

Dr. Haruhisa Handa (a.k.a. Toshu Fukami) was born in 1951. He attended Doshisha University where he received a degree in economics. He then went on to study with the Master Class at Musashino Academia Musicae where he graduated with a major in vocal music. He earned a masters degree in creative arts from WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) at Edith Cowan University, West Australia, as well as a Ph.D. in Literature from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University.   Read More…