Cambodia Medical Relief Mission from March 18 to April 2, 2005
The Cambodia Medical Relief Mission is the inaugural project of the WHA’s International Medical Relief Group. We plan to bring a health care team of physicians, dentists, nurses, computer specialists, and other professionals to provide medical and dental treatments to the Cambodian and Vietnamese living in several villages outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During the late 1970s, Cambodia suffered one of the worst atrocities in human history. Over 20% of the population was killed. Since then, while Cambodia has been on the path of recovery, it remains among the “poorest of the poor” Southeast Asian countries. Many living in Cambodia are in extreme need of basic medical and dental care but are not able to obtain such treatment.
As part of our mission, we intend to screen, diagnose, and treat approximately 2,500 people during our 14-day mission. While in Cambodia, we will work closely with the local health providers as well as key community leaders and professionals, sharing with them our medical and scientific knowledge and providing to them recommendations on the appropriate approaches to deliver health care to people in under-developed countries. Since the inception of WHA just a short time ago, we have been very gratified by the overwhelming interest in this project. To date, over thirty professionals have volunteered to serve on this Cambodian mission. Additional volunteers have been placed on our alternate list.
Date: March 18, 2005 to April 2, 2005
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