While traveling with a medical mission in Koh Kong, Cambodia. I met a young man named Sarane, who taught me a little bit about Cambodian culture, and alot about what it means to be a family.
Destiny: an inspirational mini-documentary
The majority of Cambodian amputee's are a result of land mines left over from the infamous Khmer Rouge Genocide of 1975. Tira Phom has different story, and a very remarkable one at that. Tira is a fisherman serves as an inspiration as he strives to provide for his 3 children and wife in the rural part of Cambodia, after surviving a blind-sided amputation in 2006. Danny Vong, an Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation Representative has journeyed from Long Beach, California to provide LN-4 prosthetic limbs to amputee's of his country.
Feeling normal again: LN-4, prosthesis in Cambodia
The Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation provides an unlimited amount of LN-4 Prosthetic Hand models to these victims, who wouldn't get this type of care without them.
CHPAA clinical quarters
Karmina Landicho Reports from Koh Kong, Cambodia at the Koh Kong Provincial Hospital where the people of this developing country are still seen reeling from the affects of the 1975 Khmer Rouge Genocide.
World Press: Cambodia
In this edition of World Press, Host Dr. Anthony Fellow introduces work from students of California State University, Fullerton who report overseas from the Kingdom of Cambodia.
CHPAA dental team
A small dental team joined the non-profit group, Cambodia Health Professionals Association of America, in a 2012 mission to Cambodia. For five days the team worked at the Koh Kong Provincial Hospital where they saw over 700 patients. Most of the patients needed tooth extractions, but some were lucky enough to get fillings.
During the late 1970's Cambodia endured one of the worst genocides in the 20th Century under the direction of Cambodian dictator, Pol Pot. As a result of the Khmer Rouge regime, over 2 million people were murdered. When the nightmare finally ended, many Cambodian's fled the country. Dr. Franklin Young was one of the many refugees who made their way to the United States.
Eat this!! features Cambodian cuisine.
There are many factors that come into play when arranging a medical mission such as this one. This is an overview of how CHPAA prepared the medicine they would bring for the people of Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.
Lorn Sao: one man
A man struggles with a life threatening ailment in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.