ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY (ORT) CORNER IN ANGKOR HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (AHC)

Project ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY (ORT) CORNER IN ANGKOR HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN (AHC)
Objectives

To run an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) Corner for Cambodian children.

Project Partners Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)
Activities

Providing accessible healthcare in the Siem Reap Province.

Locations Siem Reap Province
Period since 2005
Accomplishments

Since 2006, an average of 1500 children per year received treatment in the ORT Corner in AHC.

Background

MERCY Malaysia has collaborated with Angkor Hospital for Children since 2005 to run an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) Corner where children are treated under the supervision of trained nursing staff. AHC is a community health facility providing healthcare services especially for children, at a minimal fee. Every month, more than a hundred Cambodian children a month escape diarrhea diseases simply by frequently drinking small amounts of an oral re-hydration salt solution supplied by MERCY Malaysia.