EMI is excited to support and partner with Dr. Raksmey Heang as she leads a new medical center supported by the Pharus Foundation on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Healthcare in Cambodia is still an important challenge and development priority. In the provinces, rural areas and outskirts of Phnom Penh access to quality primary healthcare is still very low, especially for the poor. Medical workers are often motivated by money instead of helping. On the outskirts of the city and around Phnom Penh there are many factories where mainly women are working on very low salaries. There is a high need for quality primary care and women’s health.
- Improving access to primary healthcare for poor people.
- Providing high quality primary healthcare and providing a positive patient experience.
- Share the compassion and love of Christ.
The Diny Sunshine Medical Center will lean on Dr. Raksmey's training in family medicine and women's health to provide these important healthcare services to the community. EMI will be partnered with Dr. Raksmey throughout the process, from initial planning and concept design through construction management.
This first phase focussed on the planning and conceptual design to develop the ministry's property into a functional and welcoming medical center. EMI provided architectural programming and design services, along with initial elements of civil, structural, geotechnical and MEP design.
Now, we are moving into the detailed design portion of the project!
Due to current travel restrictions, this project will not include a traditional EMI trip. If you are interested to volunteer your time and expertise, please click on the links below! Together with our local staff in the Cambodia office, we continue to design hope, one project at a time.
— Kathleen Wassenaar, EMI Cambodia trip leader