Alia Hoshall, Dan King and Ben Langbehn
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue Team Travel
Road safety has not kept pace with the rapid rise in motorized transport. Insufficient law enforcement, safety, education, and access to health services have contributed to tremendous suffering from a startling number of road accidents and casualties.
Four Cambodians die in traffic accidents every day. Many others sustain serious injuries. These accidents have an enormous impact on the social and economic welfare of the country. An estimated $116 million USD, or 3% of the country's GDP, is lost each year.
This team of volunteers will provide First Responder training our partner, the provincial health department of Kampong Cham province. This is part of an ongoing three-year project to build the capacity of hospitals and the ambulance delivery system throughout the province.