Press Release [Cambodia-korea alumni association (CAMKAA) educates hygiene and Provides medical treatment to children in kampong chhnang province]

CAMKAA News Release: translate from local newspaper
DAP News:
Year 04 Volume 493, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The article in Khmer

Over 200 Poor People in Kampong Chhnang Province Get Medical Check-Up and Medicine from KOICA


Kampong Chhnang: The poor people participate in medical check up and receive some gift from KOICA (Photo).

Program Coordinator from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) raised on Tuesday May 2, 2010 that there are at least 216 poor children got charity gifts from KOICA agency through the Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA).

Mr IN Sovanpol, KOICA Program Coordinator told DAP News that there are at least 216 children participated in free medical check-up and received KOICA’s charity gifts through CAMKAA.

He added that we plan to check up only 100 children, and we are also very proud to have such a lot of people participating like this.

It should be reminded that education program on hygiene and healthcare was organized at Sambour Meas Primary School, Cherng Kreav Commune, Ro-Lea Phar-Ear District, Kampong Chhnang Province led by Prof. Chhour Y Meng, CAMKAA President as well as Director of NPH, CAMKAA Board Members, doctors and medical staff from National Pediatric Hospital, and KOICA delegation especially Mr. Son Sung-il, Deputy Representative of KOICA Cambodia office.

After check-up of children disease, doctors and medical staff give good recommendation about healthcare, hygiene and provide medicine, some soap, toothpastes and toothbrushes to their families with free of charge and we can notice that 80% of the participants can get good knowledge to prevent disease infection as well. Amongst 216 children, they come from 8 different villages. Most of them is lack in healthcare knowledge and money for medical treatment.

According to the survey of 8 villages in Cherng Kreav Commune, Ro-Lea Phar-Ear District, Kampong Chhnang Province, people have a lot of problems related to daily health. Doctors found that most of them suffering from intestinal parasite, anemia, pharyngitis, scabies and furunculosis.

It should be noticed that charity gifts under the support and cooperation with CAMKAA and related institution, KOICA agency focuses mainly on healthcare of the poor people.

Mr. Hort Sreou, KOICA Program Officer said that KOICA has 4 significant projects to support the development in Cambodia such as Health, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Education sectors. Anyways, there are other small projects which are the strategies of KOICA.

Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association

Cambodia-korea alumni association (CAMKAA) educates hygiene and Provides medical treatment to children in kampong chhnang province.

The Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA) on Saturday May 29, 2010 carried out social activities in Kampong Chhang Province entitled “Hygiene Education and Medical Treatment to Cambodian Children ” at Cherng Kreal Commune, Ro-lea Phar-Ear District in Kampong Chhnang.

These social activities led by Prof. Chhour Y Meng, President of CAMKAA, CAMKAA Board Members, doctors and medical staff from the National Pediatric Hospital and some officers from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The main goal of the activities is to promote health education to local community and to provide basic medical care and medicines to children.

After check-up of children’s diseases, CAMKAA provided medicines, some soaps, toothpastes and toothbrushes to their families with free of charge and educated them to know about hygiene and healthcare. More than 200 children from 8 villages were given treatment, with most of them suffering from intestinal parasite, anemia, pharyngitis, scabies and furunculosis.

CAMKAA was founded since 2002 inviting members from the former participants of KOICA training courses who had visited the Republic of Korea. At first, this association was called “I love Korea Club”.  It holds regular seminars and annual reception with support and cooperation from KOICA, and it is planned to have a workshop on July 23, 2010 which could encourage its members who just completed their training in Korea to share their experiences and lessons learned during the training.

Please contact to Mr. Son Sung-il, Deputy Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office or Mr. HORT Sroeu, KOICA Program Officer through email: hortsroeu@gmail.com or the office phone 023 220 457, HP: 011-77 40 85 for more information.

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Thank you Note

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Name of Donors who support CAMKAA Social Activities:

Prof. CHHOUR Y Meng: Medicines and  400,000.00 Riels

National Pediatric Hospita: Medicines

Mr. SENG Setha: 100 Pieces of Soaps

KOICA Cambodia Office: 100 toothpastes and toothbrushes


Dear Excellencies, sirs or madams,

On behalf of CAMKAA, I would like to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA). Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed CAMKAA to reach its goal. Your assistance means so much to CAMKAA.

Thank you for your generosity

Sincerely,

CAMKAA