Cambodia Emergency Medical Services and Pre-Hospital Training Project
In Prey Veng, there is significant need to train first responders (road police, community volunteers, and health center staff).
Cambodia has seen a 70% increase in the volume of road traffic over the last 5 years, but has been unprepared for this growth. The number of fatalities has almost doubled in the last five years. According to the Cambodia Road Crash and Victim Information System 2011 data, in the provinces only 20% of casualties can reach the first health facility in less than 30 minutes; 42% took more than 2 hours. People are dying due to insufficient first aid at the scene, slow transport to a hospital, and not enough trained medical help at the hospital.
- Provide help during the golden hour (i.e. the first hour after injury).
- Reduce the number of deaths from trauma by implementing an effective emergency medical service system in Prey Veng Province.
- Train EMS staff and establish a roster of qualified EMS Master level Trainers which will train EMS staff throughout the entire province.
Training for Emergency Medical Services personnel
- Prey Veng Provincial Health Department
- National Ministry of Health