Love of Humanity
Consonant with its mission statement, Swan Urology supports charitable organisations and philanthropic work to improve human and social welfare. It is hoped that these donations of time, talent and treasure will make life better for others and contribute to the greater good.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country with a population of 16.5 million. It was occupied by the Japanese in WWII, North Vietnamese in 1970 and communist Khmer Rouge in 1975. A peace accord was reached in 1991, after at least 1.5 million people perished during the Pol Pot regime.
Although Cambodia has made significant progress in economic growth and health indicators, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Access to health care remains limited, especially in rural areas.
Phnom Penh 2000
During our first medical mission trip with the Damansara Utama Methodist Church, we treated minor respiratory, gastrointestinal, infective and musculoskeletal ailments with basic medications. In these villages, families of 6-10 lived in “houses” no bigger than a bedroom, without electricity, using community wells for water and drop toilets. Malnourished children played barefoot in muddy creeks, whilst parents laboured for hours in the fields.
Siam Reap 2016-2018
In subsequent visits, we provided primary health care and education to villagers as part of a volunteer team of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals.