On October 31st, 40 medical beds and other equipment donated and shipped by SBSI arrived at Calmette Hospital.
On Oct. 24th, after Koji Sasaki, president of SBSI unsealed two containers just arrived from Japan, hand-over ceremony was held at Sihanoukville provincial Hospital with the attendance H.E Kuoch Chamroeun, state governor.
147 beds (including some infant beds) from Haga Red Cross Hospital will be used by the hospital and other public facilities in the province.
This is a Cambodia-Japan joint-project by SBSI, CAMSAFE(Cambodia), Kankyo Oendan(Japan) and Sihanoukville.
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).