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  • akhut

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    I am making my 1st trip to Cambodia this April '07. I am an RN and would like to visit the main hospital in Phnom Penh or Siemreap, or maybe both.. I need to research more into which hospitals, etc. I'd also like to donate some medical supplies... does anyone have any idea what is needed, or even just a contact person, someone who can help me in organizing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    #1 Posted: 1/11/2006 - 02:15

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  • exacto

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    akhut,

    have you tried contacting the Cambodian Red Cross? their website is http://www.redcross.org.kh/.

    perhaps you can contact the red cross or red crescent society in your own country to see if there are any bilateral programs with cambodia. regards.

    #2 Posted: 1/11/2006 - 02:56

  • dtm39

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    I would avoid the Cambodian Red Cross...one of the most corrupt organisations in Cambodia. My advice is to donate to an independent international NGO. Public hospitals will probably sell donated equpment/donations for personal profit. Private hospitals are profit making concerns. The reality is that Cambodia is a corrupt country.Sad, but true. Giving to an international NGO may ensure that your donations do some good, rather than lining someones pocket.

    #3 Posted: 2/11/2006 - 11:27

  • exacto

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    akhut,

    perhaps you can contact your country's embassy in cambodia (if they have one - not everyone does of course) and see if they can recommend something and even set you up. cheers.

    #4 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 10:36

  • dancingroads

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    25th June, 2006
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    One place that will appreciate your support and help is the kantha bopha children's hospital in Siem Reap run by Dr. Beat Richner...

    A few links:
    National Radio

    Disc. on Tales of Asia

    http://www.beat-richner.ch/

    #5 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 13:07

  • akhut

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    thank you everyone for your replies!

    dancingroads, i checked out the websites and they were VERY helpful! i am a RN in the neonatal intensive care unit so i was looking for a children's hospital to visit so your info was perfect. i wonder how i would go about in setting up a visit with the hospital. i am so interested to see how the care is with preemies and ill newborns? anyhow, you set me in the right direction and i appreciate it. i've got more research to do! ;)

    #6 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 13:23

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