The Lake Clinic
Jon Morgan, former Executive Director of Angkor Hospital for Children, founded TLC in 2007 after witnessing the poverty and need for health care across Cambodia.
TLC operates 5 “floating medical clinics” and a small “fleet” of boats providing transport and support for two clinical teams–one on the Tonle Sap Lake, and the other team working on the Stung Sen River.
The primary focus of TLC is to:
provide these isolated villagers with health care comparable to what can be found in a well managed health center
mitigate the detrimental impact of preventable illnesses through early diagnosis of disease
provide treatment on an out-patient basis
provide referrals to hospital (and assistance in transportation to the hospital) when necessary
provide health education for the communities and rural villages.
Healthcare for communities on the Tonle Sap can be more than 100 kilometers away and travel is possible only by boat. The average family income is roughly $2 per day, and the cost for diesel alone is around $40 to $50 to reach the closest healthcare facility. For more information on TLC, visit www.lakeclinic.org.