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CSAN’s Donation to Kompong Chhnang Health Center

August 17th, 2007 · No Comments

In 2007, Cambodia was seriously attacked by dengue fever. This unexpected outbreak of dengue fever has spread rapidly over the provinces locating along Tonle Sap and many other areas that have favorable condition for dengue viral growth. A local weekly newspaper published in Khmer issued for July 16-22 reported that 182 children had already died from the viral disease and as many as 14,986 fallen ill during the first haft of 2007 a figure is as twice as it was in 2006.

The Kompong Chhnang Health Center is one center among health centers and many hospitals in Cambodia, facing an unexpected increasing in the number of patients inflicted by dengue fever. As a result, the health center is facing the shortage of medical supplies for emergent save and treatment. According to the information, we got from Kompong Chhnang Health Center, the center is employing 8 staffs and now is hospitalizing about 30 patients. They are all children. According to the center source, the center is in need of medical supplies, preparing for emergent save.

In response, we, CSAN committee, after obtaining consensus from all members had decided to offer some contribution to Kompong Chhnang Health Center, in Srey Thmey commune, Rolier Pier district, Kompong Chhnang province which was seriously in need of medical supplies for emergent save. We also received partly contribution in this initiative from teachers at Royal University of Phnom Penh and some oversea field work students form Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University.

The total amount of donation is 529 US$. The items of donation included medicines and medical supplies, mosquito net, some stuff for patients as well as some cash for hospital’s staffs and patients. The donation took place on August 14, at 1 pm, accompanied by exchanged signature between CSAN president Ms Heng Molyaneth and Dr. Nhem Chantha, Hospital Representative.

Although the amount of donation is small but we hope our donation will help the hospital to overcome its needs in fighting against the dengue fever. Also, we would like to express our distingue thanks to all members, teacher and OFW student who had kindly join with us in helping our Cambodian people.

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