Friends Without A Border Japan

Our Mission

We believe every child has the right to a healthy and loving life. We accomplish this by providing high-quality and compassionate medical care to the children of Asia; by creating community health education programs; and by training local healthcare professionals.


Friends Without A Border Japan(Friends Japan) was founded in 1996 by world renowned photographer Kenro Izu after he witnessed the suffering of Cambodia’s children during a trip to photograph the Angkor monuments. In 1999, Friends built and opened Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since that time, AHC has treated over 1.3 million children, trained hundreds of healthcare professionals, and is considered “one of only three essential healthcare institutions” in the country as stated by a Cambodian Health Minister. Opened with just an Outpatient Department, AHC has grown to a full service hospital that includes: Inpatient & Outpatient Departments, Low Acuity Unit, Emergency Room, Triage, Intensive Care Unit, Surgery Ward, Heart Surgery, Dental Clinic, Eye Clinic, and a Satellite Clinic in the Sot Nikum District of Cambodia.

In January of 2013, Friends and AHC celebrated a long-held goal as Izu handed a green, heart-shaped “key to the hospital” to the passionate and dedicated staff of AHC. A new, local NGO called AHC International handles the operations and management of the hospital while Friends continues to help with fundraising efforts.

On February 11th, 2015 Friends celebrated the grand opening of a new pediatric hospital in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR called Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC). On opening day, the staff of LFHC treated 47 children in the Outpatient Department, and have seen an average of 45 children each day since. Currently, only the Outpatient Department at LFHC is open, but as the last of construction is completed the remaining departments will open in the subsequent months and include: Inpatient & Outpatient Departments, 24 beds, Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Operation Theater, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, lecture rooms and library to teach pediatric medicine to the future leaders of the hospital, kitchen and laundry for families visiting the hospital, and a vegetable garden to teach families how to prepare nutritious meals. The hospital will also implement outreach programs to teach children and families health promotion and disease prevention practices.

Our activities

Lao Friends Hospital for Children

  • 1) Lao PDR(Luang Prabang): Operation of
    Lao Friends Hospital for Children
  • 2) Cambodia(Seim Reap): Supporting the activities of Angkor Hospital for Children
  • 3) Myanmar(Yangon): Supporting mobile clinic of GOLD Myanmar

Our Goals

  • - Provide high-quality medical care to children in a compassionate environment.
  • - Provide continuing education to health care professionals throughout Asia so that they will become the clinicians and educators of the future.
  • - Improve the health, nutrition and hygiene of local communities through outreach programs and homecare.
  • - Stimulate research to develop sound healthcare practices appropriate for local conditions.

Be a member/Donate

Types Fee (YEN) How Tax-deductible receipt in Japan
Regular member* Individual: 12,000
Company/Corporation: 30,000
Bank wire ×
General donation None specified Credit card,
Bank wire,
Automatic draft
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*If you want to be a regular member, please contact at


Friends Without A Border Japan
Kyodo Building 7F, 16-8 Nihonbashi-Kodenmacho, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 103-0001 JAPAN
Tel/Fax: +81-3-6661-7558

Friends Without A Border
1123 Broadway, Suite 1210, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: +1-212-691-0909 Fax: +1-212-337-8052

Lao Friends Hospital for Children
〔Friends Visitor Center〕
House no.6, Unit 1, Thongchaleun village, Luang Prabang District and Province,
Tel/Fax: +856(0) 71 254247

Angkor Hospital For Children
〔Visitor Center〕
–Street address:
 Tep Vong Road & Umchhay Street,Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
–Postal address:
 P.O. Box 50, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel: +885-63-963-409 Fax: +885-63-760-452

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