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  On May 14th, our partners Delayne & Mike Weeks came all the way from their home in Alberta to help us load our seventh container to Cambodia. Unlike previous containers, this shipment included consumable and diagnostic supplies for small rural clinics as well as a few pieces of equipment and supplies earmarked for Nokor Tep Hospital, a new women’s hospital nearing completion. Nokor Tep Hospital was spearheaded by Janne Ritskes, a Canadian, who came to Winnipeg a couple of years ago to make a presentation to IHC members about her plans for the new hospital – the first hospital in Cambodia just for women. Loading started promptly at 8 am , assisted again by our friends at Putt’s Transfer and guided expertly by Ron R as Load Master. Despite the chilly day we had a good number of IHC volunteers to assist, so the process was speedy and smooth…

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Angkor Gold Corporation recently sponsored a shipment to Cambodia and Delayne Weeks, Vice President Social Responsibility, filed a full report on the impact of the delivery. Her experience is a typical illustration of the effect a shipment of equipment and supplies from IHC can have in a community. Delayne was invited to observe a team of about 40 medical professionals in Phnom Penh who, as volunteers, take monthly clinics to some of the poorest parts of Cambodia. She reported this well-organized clinic offered twenty stations for registration, general health review, and then referral to one of the many specialists; an ophthalmologist with at least five optician assistants; an ear nose and throat specialist; a pediatrician; a dental room with fifteen mobile chairs and two power packs for fillings, extractions, scaling and cleaning, with as many as twenty graduating students on site assisting; a cardiologist using portable echo-cardiograms and ultrasound; a…

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