Workshop on Multidisciplinary Team Care in Cambodia
Khmer members were trained on the first day and Japanese members followed on the second day. As the training on the first day was conducted in Khmer with the help of interpreters, participants were able share their everyday feelings and thoughts in their native language. The WS has been held 3 times since 2019. A total of 55 participants attended.
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The Cambodian economy has been growing fast in recent years particularly in urban areas. However, turning to the subject of health and hygiene, equal access to quality medical care still remains a challenge for reasons including the lack of healthcare professionals, knowledge on healthcare and hygiene, and organized insurance systems. One of the issues that should be addressed is how to enhance cooperation between physicians, nurses and other various healthcare professionals to deliver high quality medical care given limited human resource and facilities available in medical settings.
In order to promote multidisciplinary team care in Cambodia, Chugai held a workshop for local healthcare professionals as an approach to address this issue. The two-day workshop, a collaboration with the non-profit organization International Medical Volunteers Japan Heart* (hereinafter, Japan Heart), was held at Japan Heart Children’s Medical Center, a medical facility operated by Japan Heart in Cambodia. Twenty-one healthcare professionals including Japanese staff participated. People working at the medical center felt that they were too busy with daily routines and unable to communicate with each other enough, resulting in loss of a sense of being a team. The objective of the program was to improve medical care quality by learning problem-solving skills related to communication.
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- Non-communicable Diseases
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- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
- 3.C: Health workforce
- Childhood Cancer