Kantha Bopha Hospitals Cambodia

Project completed

The Kantha Bopha Hospitals in Cambodia treat 80% of severely ill children in Cambodia on an inpatient and an outpatient basis. It offers quality health care free of charge and trains Cambodian doctors as part of their university training program with 6 months internships. The KBH are usually the first ones to detect and signal epidemics which can be tackled early by health authorities. The KBH are a major partner of the Cambodian public health system.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Primary health care
Health systems strengthening
Infectious desease
01.05.2013 - 31.12.2016
CHF  12’150’000

Contribute to the good health and survival of the Cambodia children

Target groups

Cambodian children and expecting mother. Health personal (doctors and nursing personal)

Medium-term outcomes
  1. Free access to quality inpatient and outpatient treatments is given to ill children.
  2. Cambodian doctors and health personal are trained as part of the Cambodian training program for doctors and nurses.
  3. The hospital’s long term sustainability is strengthened through:
  4. The broadening of the funding base of the KBH and a better integration of the KBH in the national health system



Results from previous phases:  

Since 1992, the Kantha Bopha Hospitals have treated over a million seriously ill children requiring hospitalisation, as well as over 10 million children on an outpatient basis. In 2012 the Hospitals treated 150,136 seriously ill children as inpatients (25% more than in 2011), as well as 776,625 outpatient cases (around 800,000 in 2011). These figures do not include over 100,000 ante-natal check-ups and over 40,000 tuberculosis check-ups.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
  • Kantha Bopha Foundation
  • Kantha Bopha Foundation, Zurich.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    12’150’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    12’077’806
Project phases Phase 10 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2027   (Current phase) Phase 9 01.01.2019 - 31.03.2023   (Completed) Phase 8 01.09.2016 - 31.07.2019   (Completed)

Phase 7 01.05.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 6 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)