🇰🇭 Cambodia: Unlicensed to Heal | 101 East

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  • Published on:  Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • He never finished medical school, but for the villagers of Rael in Cambodia's remote countryside, Chek Cheoum is a lifesaver.

    He only charges what his patients can afford, and is always nearby.

    With 0.2 doctors for every 1,000 people, Cambodia has one of the world's lowest ratios, forcing many to rely on unlicensed physicians like Cheoum.

    But when a village suffered a widespread HIV outbreak after contaminated needles were used on patients, the government banned all unlicensed medics.

    101 East uncovers Cambodia's failed healthcare system and its reliance on doctors with no licence to heal.

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  • Source: https://youtu.be/Pt0PCsa5eQM


  • Sokon Tes

    Sokon Tes

     a months ago +1

    In my opinion any country that has homeless people is corrupted.

  • Luis V

    Luis V

     2 months ago

    Looks like the same doctors in the State of Florida USA.. worthless and fake doctors

  • Luis V

    Luis V

     2 months ago

    I love your documentaries, true reporting but in this like many cases what those two need is CONDOMS, stop f..ing and having kids if you don't have money and this for everyone, so everyone else has to deal with their promblems?

  • No Bo

    No Bo

     2 months ago

    "they just want the drip" anyone here associating it with the opioid crisis!

  • Kaun Troap

    Kaun Troap

     4 months ago

    i'm cambodian who live in america and only have 1 child. i can't imagine being this poor and having so many kids

  • Melissa A

    Melissa A

     5 months ago

    How did the AIDS get there? do they have any idea ?

  • Jarrod Yuki

    Jarrod Yuki

     6 months ago +1

    This is the perfect example of the gap between government and those on the ground. The solution is to improve communication.

  • abbeyglencircle


     6 months ago

    So if they are licensed, they won't contaminate their patients. That is one of the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard. Do some more research and you will be surprise. Even in some of the best medical institutions in the U.S. contaminate their patients. "C-" for this report.

  • Kids Songs Super Simple

    Kids Songs Super Simple

     7 months ago

    Doctor ? Really? I will better die rather than going to a doctor who can't even speak English

  • Kids Songs Super Simple

    Kids Songs Super Simple

     7 months ago

    Cambodia is a country?

  • Sara Dumas

    Sara Dumas

     7 months ago

    Paracetamol was not good enough so she went to get AIDS. The irony. Why trust a licenced doctor when you can get a shot by an unlicenced one.

  • I


     8 months ago +2

    I cant stop crying man. That lady has a hard life. God please help her, please oh please

  • Anthony Fig

    Anthony Fig

     8 months ago

    Mobile clinic good job 👍

  • Wotdermatter


     8 months ago +1

    Many things are the same in Thailand where I have lived for 20+ years. They always say "no money," as they light up another cigarette, down another beer, and ride away on their motorcycle. A big difference between the countries is that there are medical facilities all over Thailand which include hospitals, doctors, and government-sponsored medical centres.
    'nuf sed. One thing they have in common, which prevents progress in many areas of society is education. Both governments try to keep the uneducated under their thumb to prevent them from progressing in an upward mobile manner.
    'nuf sed.

  • Tan Eunice

    Tan Eunice

     9 months ago

    when there is no better choices . . just have to take the best of available options n Pray!!!

  • Raymond


     9 months ago

    make more documentary about yakuza or triad please..... AJ+ you're the best when it comes to documentary. BBC used to be good, but now it's pretty much only AJ+

  • Breathe Again

    Breathe Again

     11 months ago +1

    Why do these people have so many kids? If she knew he wasn’t licensed she should take the good with the bad.

  • All Tsab

    All Tsab

     a years ago +1

    I rather go see those unlicensed doctor than those cheating doctor graduated with no knowledge.

  • Ussa Thorng

    Ussa Thorng

     a years ago +1

    We just can’t called them the “ Unlicensed Doctor” because majority of them were never trained in a proper institute, or even understand about the pharmacology at all. Especially, Side effects or drugs mechanisms. They just know how to treat the symptoms and which medicine to use. Untrained Health Care provider??

  • Nidhi Krishnamurthy

    Nidhi Krishnamurthy

     a years ago +2