Australia Helping to Rehabilitate Amputees in Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, September 23, 2020 —
Australia is committed to contribute to improving the quality of Physical Rehabilitation Centres in Cambodia through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) programme, including by supporting the Persons With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) to develop common guidelines for all centres.
According to the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, H.E. Ambassador Pablo Kang has recently visited the Regional Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Battambang province, managed by PWDF with support from International Committee of the Red Cross Cambodia, Australian Embassy posted in Facebook page on Wednesday.
The centre provides vital support to the Cambodian victims of landmines, explosive remnants of war, illness and accidents.
In 2019 alone, the centre helped over 8,000 Cambodians – more than half of these were victims of mines.
The centre custom manufactures, fits and maintains individual prosthetics for amputee patients, providing them free of charge.
(Photo: Australian Embassy)
By Chea Vannak