The Cambodian Association of Nurses in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Cambodia Office held at Phnom Penh Hotel late last week a congress to review its past achievements and boost professional development.
Themed “Promoting Patient-Centred-Care: Nurses’ Roles, the “Cambodian Association of Nurses Congress 2022” was presided over by H.E. Professor Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, Mr. Rho Hyunjun, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office, and Ms. Prak Manila, President of the Cambodian Association of Nurses.
Many related entities and distinguished guests including the representatives from the Ministry of Health, KOICA, as well as the representatives from including chief of nurses from 25 provincial hospitals and national hospitals with a total of around 300 participants attended the event.
The congress was aimed to celebrate the main achievements of CAN from 2019-2022, provide Continuing Professional Development focusing on patient centre care with nurses’ roles, motivate nurses from practice settings to implement the concept of patient centre care in practice, share the development of the nursing unit and Ears Nose Throat Project in Preah Ang Duong Hospital, elect the new executive team of CAN, and strengthen the professional networking of nurses across Cambodia.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Prof. Mam Bunheng expressed his thanks to KOICA, the Government, and the people of the Republic of Korea for their technical, material, and financial support for Cambodia’s health sector.
In his remarks, Mr. Rho Hyunjun spoke highly of the conference & congress, saying that KOICA has been supporting many projects and programmes in the fields of Water Management and Public Health, Education, Agriculture, and Rural Development, and Transportation of a value of about US$336.7 million dollars from 1991-2022.
Among those projects and programmes, he added, KOICA’s priority is Cambodia’s health sector because the improvement of people’s health has a high priority in Cambodia.
In addition, he mentioned that “this year, 2022, KOICA has the plan to construct another building in the National Pediatric Hospital, and KOICA is considering to construct one more building in Dangkor Referral Hospital from 2024”.
According to KOICA, as a part of its efforts to improve the quality of and access to public health care, KOICA has successfully established 3 buildings of two national hospitals: 1)-Cambodia-Korea Friendship Building at the National Pediatric Hospital and 2)- The eye and ENT Buildings at Preah Ang Duong Hospital, 3)- buildings of 3 provincial hospitals – Maternal and Child Medical Centre in Siem Reap Provincial Hospital, Batheay Referral Hospital, and the Korea-Cambodia Friendship Hospital in Kampong Chhnang – and also the construction of 5 Maternal Child Health Centres in Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri provinces.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press