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 akhut has been a member since 1/11/2006. Posts: 5
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.
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 dtm39 has been a member since 17/10/2005. Posts: 4
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 akhut has been a member since 1/11/2006. Posts: 5