Florida Doctor Spent a Week Volunteering at Koh Rong

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 30275
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1397
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Florida Doctor Spent a Week Volunteering at Koh Rong

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 pm

Updated: August 17, 2019 10:29 AM EDT
Punta Gorda doctor treats patients in Cambodia on mission trip

A local doctor traveled almost 10,000 miles away from home to volunteer his services to people in desperate need of them.

Dr. Jorge Cabrera of Punta Gorda went on a week-long mission trip to Cambodia, where he treated patients.

“It was perfect. The timing was perfect,” said Cabrera, an American Board of Family Medicine certified bariatric medicine specialist. “It’s helping out people over in Cambodia. There’s an island called Koh Rong that’s off the island.”

Cabrera said people living on Koh Rong have little access to medical care.

“They have things like dengue, malaria, parasitic infections,” Cabrera said.

While Dr. Cabrera and the team he worked with cared for patients, they also care about leaving a lasting impact.

“The idea is to come in there and do some acute medical care and then do some sustainability as well,” Cabrera said. “So we have education pieces, pieces with nutrition as well that helps out with the whole island.”

As they helped the whole island, Cabrera and one other professional were the only physicians on the mission.

“We were seeing over 100 patients a day,” Cabrera said. “It was quite taxing. It’s not an easy job to do it when you’re volunteering.”
https://www.winknews.com/2019/08/16/pun ... sion-trip/
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Anty, Google Adsense [Bot], Ingvar 7788, Khmu Nation and 387 guests