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CHPAA is an impartial, neutral and independent organization that is exclusively humanitarian, working to promote health and social well-being through ongoing service and education to medically underserved Cambodians living in both the United States and Cambodia.
Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA) is a non-profit organization that provides free medical, dental, and surgical services to underserved people of Cambodia, and gives them much needed health education. Here in the US, CHPAA participates in local health events, and awards generous scholarships to students who aspire to pursue a career in health field.
The organization was founded in 2001 by a core of physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals. By 2010, the organization had increased in size manifold, and was able to launch its first mission to Cambodia. The success of this mission drew strong interest from more health professionals in many specialties from across America, year after year.
CHPAA has now completed 6 overseas missions, having treated over 30,000 patients free of charge, and given out toothbrushes, reading glasses, prosthetic hands. Funding comes from generous donors in America and Cambodia, and from mission volunteers who pay their own travel expenses.
CHPAA owes its success to all the hard-working volunteers and generous supporters. Everyone who is involved in any capacity plays an important part in CHPAA’s core vision of "Promoting health through service and education."