In Cambodia, we help to reduce perinatal mortality through new equipment for children's hospital
September 7, 2022 News

In Cambodia, we help to reduce perinatal mortality through new equipment for children's hospital

Caritas Czech Republic supplied the recently opened perinatal unit of the National Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia with modern equipment. It will increase the capacity to provide high quality care for mothers and their new born children, which will lead to further decrease in perinatal mortality.

Improving healthcare  

Infant and maternal mortality in Cambodia has decreased significantly over the past decade, however, it is still much higher than in Western countries. We are glad that by supplying modern medical machines and other equipment, we are able to help save more lives,” explained Jiří Škvor, Head of Caritas Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation Department. 

The National Pediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh has been equipped with modern medical devices, such as vital signs monitors, ventilators, ultrasound, neonatal resuscitation machines, transport incubators, a delivery table and more. The equipment was funded by the Czech Development Agency, and we cooperated with a local company DKSH Cambodia Ltd. To secure the delivery. 

This material will help in diagnostic procedures, be used in operation theatres and intensive care unit, and will strongly improve the diagnostic care in addition to ensure safe surgical procedures. 

new equipment for Cambodian hospital

Empowering the healthcare staff and network 

In addition, the healthcare and technical staff will also benefit from a training with this new equipment, for proper operation and maintenance. Not to mention that as a leading medical institution in Cambodia, the National Pediatric Hospital will also provide training and support to other hospitals in the provinces.  

Years of expertise in Cambodia  

Caritas Czech Republic has been supporting Cambodia since 2011. Before supporting the healthcare, we were focused on increasing access to drinking water and sanitation, and working on inclusion in education and supporting the integration of people with disabilities into the labor market.


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