Promoting health education and empowering the community
Access to healthcare is a basic human right, yet limited knowledge of health, hygiene practices, nutrition and diet in conjunction with lack of facilities, roads and transport mean that the people of Pailin Province, Cambodia, are denied this entitlement. Villagers frequently experience acute cases of dengue fever, malaria, malnutrition, infected wounds and abdominal parasites but do not have the means to seek assistance.
Stage 2 of the Pailin rural health outreach project has been developed in consultation with local doctors and focuses on education rather than treatment. This project aims to equip the community with appropriate knowledge and practices that will reduce their risk of contracting illnesses. The 14 week program will be both theoretical and practical so that participants have knowledge and techniques that they can implement to keep their families healthy in their community.
After the success in stage 1 of the health outreach program which treated 1,800 patients and provided 5,000 consultations, this is a vital step to empower locals so that they can improve their quality of life.
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