All of the diseases that kill adults in Cambodia are even more dangerous to young children.
Kids are also more likely to be involved in accidents requiring emergency medical care, because kids are fragile and kind of stupid.
So just plan on working in a low paid teaching job in Cambodia until the day you die.
Some have even started a Yahoo group called the “Cambodia Parent Network,” where they exchange tips on how to raise their doomed offspring in a country where no responsible Western parent would ever voluntarily raise a child. You’ll be able to afford a relatively crappy Khmer-style apartment with tiled walls, bars on the windows, unreliable electricity, and loud, annoying neighbors. You won’t be saving any money, and you won’t have health insurance.
This leads to weekly reports of expats in their forties and fifties being found dead on their bathroom floors from a “heart attack” or “fall.” Cambodia is full of dangers, and very few of the locals even know basic first aid.
If you start choking in a restaurant in a Western country, your waiter or another customer will quickly perform the Heimlich Maneuver on you.
Even easily treatable illnesses can quickly become life-threatening if Cambodian doctors get involved.
Sometimes expats in Cambodia succumb not to illness, but to traffic accidents or other hazards.