The Nokor Tep Society is a sister organisation to Tabitha Foundation. Since 1994 the Tabitha Foundation has worked with over 2 million Cambodians restoring dignity, self-sufficiency and family health through savings, mentoring, education and goal setting programmes. Currently, there are over 50,000 families in the Tabitha savings programme. For more information on Tabitha click here.
However, the programmes’ successes are marred by the on-going lack of medical care, leading to premature death and a return to poverty for many.
Janne Ritskes, the founder of Tabitha Cambodia found she could no longer stand by and watch large numbers of women in the Tabitha communities dying of cancer and living with the fear of the disease when symptons arise. Janne shared her vision with H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, the Cambodian Minister for Women’s affairs and H.E. Trac Thai Sieng, Vice Governor of Phnom Penh. Their combined vision lead to the creation of Nokor Tep. The Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital Foundation was subsequently officially registered with the Royal Cambodian Government on 7th October 2011.
Read about the genesis of the hospital.