Healthcare In The Neediest Place
To improve the health of vulnerable communities through sustainable healthcare efforts. We look beyond curative measures to help the poor.
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HOSPITALS BEYOND BOUNDARIES (HBB)
Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
Location(s) of impact
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Tapah
We are made up of youths from various fields of expertise united by a mission to build hospitals where they are needed most. Driven by a strong belief that the sickness of the poor is not only a call to generous short term relief action, but also a demand to rebuild a society through long term and sustainable health care efforts. HBB was born with the realization that while many NGOs in Southeast Asia responds to war, crisis, famine and disasters, efforts in building back a society is small.
Medical volunteer, Dr. Syahmi was checking the health condition of the Rohingya student during HBB free clinic.
One of the Rohingya student did the vision checkup as well during HBB free clinic.
During registration at health checkups for Rohingya student, picture of each patient is taken for the purpose of documentation.
HBB Timeline from 2012 - 2017 in summary.
Picture taken with the Cambodian kids after Dr. Roly, medical doctor in Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) Clinic Phnom Penh, Cambodia did the house visit at rural area.
The HBB volunteers distributed food packaging to the unfortunate kids at Cham Village, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
First newborn safe delivery at Maternity Health Centre (MHC), Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 2017. Until November 2017, there are 5 newborn deliver at our MHC.
HBB also bring focus and introduces health education to the kids in rural areas at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
One of the volunteer was house visiting the poor at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Homeless boys were doing free health check-ups with one of the medical volunteer during HBB Mobile Clinic on Thursday evening, monthly at Medan Kasih, Kuala Lumpur.
Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?
HBB wishes to be different by focusing not in short-term emergency interventions but in efforts that last a lifetime. That is why we carefully select the community we do our projects in. Before embarking on our first project in Cambodia, we have partnered and collaborated for months with a few Cambodian NGOs that not only attest to the need of a hospital there, but also willing to become lifetime partners to make our project sustainable in the long run.
Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?
When someone gets sick, we look beyond the disease itself. When someone is started on antibiotics for pneumonia we also start looking for holes on his house roof. When someone is treated for food poisoning we also start looking at how his foods are prepared. We believe that an epidemic of a disease is actually a twin epidemic of the disease itself and of poverty. We hope that by curing diseases, we also help to alleviate poverty. We do all this not by meddling in the community’s business, but by becoming part of the community itself. That is why collaboration with the local community is so essential for us. Who better understand the barriers towards health care other than the people living inside the community?
Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?
Founded in 2012, Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) has been financially sustained through continuous fundraising and committed personal donors from Malaysia and all over the world. We have not yet apply for any grants nor corporate contributions, but we do collaborate with local corporates in Malaysia by running projects at HBB Clinic Phnom Penh, Cambodia and HBB Mobile Clinic, Medan Kasih Kuala Lumpur. The initial plan was we are still struggling and trying our best to sustain through social business that we just started in April 2017 by running a Maternity Health Centre (MHC) HBB Phnom Penh, Cambodia. But from the observation, we still have more poor patients to serve than the able patients to pay for the cost. As for the poor, we will provide the service for free.
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