I live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While there is some concern in the community, no one is panicking and claiming anything as dramatic as biological
Yes, it is officially the wet season but we are yet to receive much yet. In fact, many are worrying about droughts.
It does, however, give the W.H.O an opportunity to further entrench itself into the system.
I have a thread at the moment about the World Health program's donation of Japanese fish. I don't believe the two are connected, but you never
Edited to add. After reading an article in Salon, I noticed this:
The Kantha Bopha children’s hospital group, run by Swiss native Dr Beat Richner, is on the front-lines of the epidemic, specializing as it does
in the treatment of young Khmer children. Quoted in a July 4th Phnom Penh Post article, Mr Richner reported to Cambodian Minister of Health Mam Bun
Heng that “such a disease had not been seen in the past 20 years in Cambodia”-as long as Richner has been managing hospitals in the region, which
he first began doing in 1992.
What's interesting about this is that Dr Beat Richer has publicly stated that without funding, the hospital would have to close down.
Dear Editor, I was sad to learn there is apparently no public sympathy for the financial crisis the Kantha Bopha Hospital is facing. Several
reports in local and international media have highlighted that the hospital urgently needs help if it is to survive. Indeed, this is an extremely
urgent issue for us all.
Call me suspicious but this looks like a classic case of problem, reaction solution.
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