Emergency Medical Services

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Cambodia Emergency Medical Services and Capacity Building Project


In Cambodia, 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 eight years. According to the Cambodia Road Crash and Victim Information System 2012 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.

Project Goals

  • Reduce secondary injuries and mortality from trauma by implementing emergency medical services in eight provinces.
  • Integrate a PCR (Patient Care Form) into all the provincial hospitals and Emergency units of the 8 project provinces.
  • Increase quality of care by training all levels of providers, including First Responders
  • Provide quality equipment and technical support

Program Offerings

Training for Emergency Medical Services personnel


Provincial Health Departments of 8 targeted provinces
National Ministry of Health
University Research Co. (URC)
MTI staff provides first responder training.

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