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AHC Welcomes the Embassy of Japan

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On Wednesday, Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) hosted a ceremony to formally thank the Embassy of Japan for donating four ventilators to be used in the Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The ceremony was attended by both the Second Secretary, Economic & ODA Section Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr. Yonamine Moriyasu, as well as KUSANONE Coordinator of Health and Sanitation, Ms. Nori Nakakura.

To begin the ceremony, AHC’s Medical Director, Dr. Ngeth Pises, gave a brief speech to welcome our distinguished guests, and to thank them on behalf of the Government of Japan for their ongoing support and latest contribution to the hospital. Following, Mr. Yonamine Moriyasu gave a few words on behalf of the Japanese Government to express their support and belief in AHC’s mission.

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Afterward, AHC presented the certificate of appreciation and then led Mr. Yonamine Moriyasu and Ms. Nori Nakakura on a tour around the hospital. They were able to see the ventilators in use in the ER and ICU.

Through these additional ventilators, AHC’s medical team will be able to improve the quality of care for the children in the ER and ICU. The most common ailments screened and treated in the ICU include severe respiratory illnesses, sepsis, severe dengue fever and heart failure, brain infection, neonate (babies within first 28 days of life) sepsis and premature babies. In 2013 alone, the Intensive Care Unit treated 729 children: an average of 60 children per month. And 561 children were treated in the first nine months of 2014 demonstrating the number of patients admitted has increased by four percent in comparison to the same period from last year.

AHC is extremely pleased for the addition of this vital equipment and would like to say thank you again to the Japanese Government for their continued support. We look forward to continuing the valued relationship for many more years to come.

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