“Treat every patient as if your own child”- Founder, Kenro Izu
Friends Without A Border (Friends) is a not-for-profit organisation based in New York City and Japan. Started in 1996 by world renowned photographer Kenro Izu, Friends is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children of Southeast Asia.
We believe every child has the right to a healthy and happy life.
Friends built and opened Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since then, AHC has treated over 1.6 million children and trained thousands of healthcare professionals. In January of 2013, Friends and AHC celebrated a long-held goal as Izu presented the hospital to the AHC staff.
Lao Friends Hospital for Children
Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) opened in 2015 and provides free medical care to over 15,000 children each year. Patients and their families often travel long distances, up to 8 hours, to receive the medical care available at LFHC. Every child is treated with high-quality and compassionate medical care, following the motto of “treat every patient as if your own child.”