In late June, Dr. Masaharu Nobuyoshi, who have done medical volunteer work in different countries in Africa came to Cambodia. He visited a national hospital and Rumdual island which are supported by Side by Side International, as well as Japan Heart’s medical center in Udon.
SBSI&ANTAA from Japan held a workshop for 60 medical staff in Calmette Hospital . Dr. Nakayama, Dr.Ezaki and Ms. Nishiyama gave a wonderful workshop, titled “Initial steps of emergency care for trauma cases –How to minimize Preventable Trauma Deaths(PTD) on March 15. They showed many examples and threw questions on each emergency case, how to assess and/or treat the patient. The attendees who gave correct answers were rewarded with Shiroi Koibito chocolate cookies from Hokkaido! Dr. Nareth(Emergency doctor) and Mr. Seang(Head of training nurses) from the hospital assisted the workshop. Later SBSI & ANTAA held the same workshop at National Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital (KSFH).
SBSI held a first aid workshop for youth at Kolap 4 center in Phnom Penh. They were eager to learn how to save lives from SBSI’s Japanese experts. Japanese university students joined the workshop and in the end all were happy to know what to do when they see somebody in very critical conditions like heart stopped.