Increase capacity and Oral Rehabilitation Therapy corner at Angkor Hospital for Children

Project Increase capacity and Oral Rehabilitation Therapy corner at Angkor Hospital for Children
Objectives

To increase the capacity of Angkor Hospital for Children in providing medical care to the children of Angkor

Project Partners Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)
Activities

Donated medical equipment such as ventilators, incubators and refrigerated centrifuge • Employed a local nurse and two trained OPD family service assistants. Their employment is to ensure that there was enough support to complete the Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) work.

Locations Siem Reap, Cambodia
Period April 2014
Accomplishments

Served a total of: • 166,781 OPD patients • 583 Neonate patients • 1,057 ICU patients

Background

MERCY Malaysia deployed mission members to AHC to provide medical assistance since 2004. In 2005, MERCY Malaysia funded an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) corner at the outpatient department in Angkor Hospital for Children and continues to support the project until today. ORT corner is a project established to treat mild dehydration or diarrhoea. Angkor Hospital for Children invited MERCY Malaysia to the opening of its outpatient services department on 28th April 2014.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

Over the years in support of the hospital, MERCY Malaysia had donated medical equipments such as ventilator, incubator and refrigerated centrifuge to Angkor Hospital for Children. Apart from medical equipment donations, MERCY Malaysia also employed local people; a nurse and two trained OPD family service assistants. Their employment was to ensure that they had enough support to complete the ORT work.