The Handa Medical Center in Battambang, Cambodia

The Handa Medical Center (HMC) was opened adjacent to the campus of the World Mate Emergency Hospital in 2013. The HMC has been warmly welcomed by the community and the patient volumes have grown every year as new staff, services and facilities have been added. The campus now includes a new reception area, 10 consultation rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory and a new medical in-patient ward with 24-beds including six VIP rooms. Approximately 2,000 patients come from all over Northwest Cambodia for care each month. The facility is also 100% green, as it is powered by an array of solar panels that cover the rooftops of all of the buildings.

The HMC has the unique three-fold strategy of providing high-quality medical services, providing on the job training for young Cambodian doctors and nurses, and producing surplus revenues that are donated to support the free care provided at the World Mate Emergency Hospital next door. By providing a general medical facility for the general population, local medical professionals can learn advanced medical techniques while at the same time helping the underprivileged.