To fulfill the objectives above, the program will span 14 days from August 10-23, 2018 of medical, cultural and spiritual experiences in Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Kampot and Kep.
Objective 1: Provide Free Primary Health Care (medical, optical, surgical, OB/GYN, wound care, physiotherapy, mental health, care for bed-ridden patients and dental and health education) to rural poor of Cambodia, working closely with Cambodian health professionals through a learning exchange at Baray-Santuk Referral Hospital, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia. We will work to provide opportunities for professionals to apply their expertise in consulting and teaching, working with Cambodian doctors, nurses, medical students, interpreters and assistants to provide primary health care services to around 100-150 poor rural patients a day at the Baray-Santuk Referral Hospital from August 13-17, 2018.
The hospital anticipates that providers will see a range of problems ranging from chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis, cirrhosis, heart diseases, and arthritis, joint diseases, stroke patients, wound care patients, trauma patients, ear/nose/throat diseases and goiters requiring surgery. The team will offer care to very needy patients in resource-limited region, possibly in a volume that exceeds our ability to offer care to everyone. You will look for resources to implement your objectives for example, basic dental equipment if you are dentist, basic wound care instruments if you are certified wound care nurse, basic OB/GYN equipment if you are OB/GYN, basic surgical equipment if you are surgeons, etc.
We ask for your assistance in fundraising for the purpose of primary health care services prior your arrival to Cambodia. These include all services, basic equipment, lab tests, referral, transportation and food support for the poor when referring to specialist somewhere else.
Objective 2: Participate in a Compassion Tour that includes an in-depth tour of HOPE worldwide’s work in Cambodia, including the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH), Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital, and HOPE worldwide Medical Centers (HMCs). The tours will include observation of ward rounds, opportunities to consult and educate, interact with staff with time for questions, and discussion of needs and opportunities. You’ll see HOPE worldwide programs in Cambodia that have impacted over a million patients and educated many medical professionals.
Objective 3: Enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of Cambodia and diverse cultures. The team is going to be very multinational and will have the opportunities to see cultural icons such as Cambodia’s Royal Palace. A tour at Toul Sleng will display the Killing Fields, and tell the story of Cambodian people’s survival through the Khmer Rouge regime in late 1970s. During the stay in Kampong Thom, the team will participate in a Khmer Village Home Stay, experiencing life in rural Cambodia. During the homestay, all meals will be provided on-site and with a high standard of food safety. The home stay families promise not to serve such Cambodian delicacies as fried spiders or insects, but you will get a chance to sample typical home-cooked cuisines at the Solar Café.
For detailed information about the homestay please refer to: http://khmerhomestaybaray.com/khmer-home-involvement-project-6.html