In Cambodia, coverage and access to care remain very uneven, even non-existent or inaccessible both geographically and economically. Private supply is expensive and of variable quality: it targets the wealthy and urban segments of the population. The poor, that is to say 3 million people, when they can go heavily into debt, or do not heal …
We wish to offer an alternative and complementary solution to the existing, allowing, with few means and multidisciplinary skills, to meet these populations, in collaboration with local actors (NGOs and social workers), and by appropriate care, improve their well-being.
This is the raison d’être of our humanitarian association Les Mains du Coeur pour le Cambodge.
The skills gathered in these teams will be diverse: practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, nurses, midwives, osteopaths …
All working in respect of people, traditions, and without discrimination of age, culture, nationality.
As a first step, we will go to meet the villagers, and know the traditional practices of care that exist. In collaboration with NGOs already working in the field, we will be able to offer our services to those who need it most, and the least means …
In a second step, it seems essential to sustain our action by an adequate training program, intended to allow local actors to take care of emergencies and treatments of pain. This will be the subject of the second stage of the project, enriched by the experience acquired during the preliminary intervention missions.
The projects to realize:
- A team recruited with care, experienced therapists, and volunteers, in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Osteopathy, midwives and nurses …
- Coordinated missions with our local partners, backed by the recommendations of WHO (World Health Organization), and the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.
- Ensuring sustainability of the action, by training local practitioners who will lead the action of prevention and care for the health of the poor.
- Develop a database and information on the state of health and patient follow-up: all our interventions will be the subject of a monitoring and evaluation report.
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