Reference : V-P-KH-E-00256
Date : 02/06/2009
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Caption : Outreach teams from physical rehabilitation centres visiting patients in a remote village.
Photographer : PAAPTANTI, Duang-ramon
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Extract from ICRC annual report 2008

In Cambodia, people in need of artificial limbs and physiotherapy had access to these services in two regional physical rehabilitation centres in Battambang and Kompong Speu, which received financial and technical support from the ICRC. In cooperation with the ICRC and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, the Cambodian Red Cross identified disabled people in remote villages and assisted them in obtaining transport to and treatment in the centres. Prosthetic/orthotic components for the whole country were manufactured at the national component factory in Phnom Penh, managed by the ministry and financially supported by the ICRC. The centre in Battambang benefited from infrastructure repairs.

The centres’ outreach teams carried out more than 400 field trips from Battambang and Kompong Speu to assess the needs of amputees who found it difficult to travel.
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