While many of us take quality health care for granted, great numbers of Third World people have never been treated by a doctor. Many live in communities that are difficult to reach, newborns, young and elderly alike, lacking fundamental care. ASIA W.O.R.D. considers medical aid one of the pillars of its outreach policy. Using a riverboat traveling the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, we deliver both medicine and physician services to floating villages and remote communities in some of the most under-developed corners of the planet. We maintain relationships with doctors and nurses in urban centres who are willing to travel with us on the river to help out their fellow citizens.
In urban centres such as Phnom Penh where ASIA W.O.R.D. is also active, medical access is a cornerstone of the care we provide to orphans in our centres. Regular and preventative visits to physicians, dentists and vaccination clinics helps ensure that the people we help stay as healthy as possible, and develop vital habits towards access and use of medical care.
Delivering relief to unreached corners of Southeast Asia.
Video - "Finding those in Need"
Video - "Medical Aid on the Mekong"
These two videos tell the stories of our approach on the waterways of Southeast Asia.
Aid in villages
A villager receives medicine during a medical distribution outreach in rural Cambodia
Priority for children and mothers
Medical aid for families who live on the river, many of whom have never received preventative medical services
Images of our aid work