Two adventurous occupational therapists are 2 weeks into their 3 month placement working in rural clinics in Cambodia. It seems the hosts are all being very friendly, and even the local wildlife is being called upon to play a supporting role.
We have been in Kratie for over 2 weeks now and it has been a good experience so far. Kratie is a quiet town next to the river and everyone is very friendly. The staff treated us to a home cooked barbecue meal our first night in their team house and it was delicious.
We have been in the clinic here treating the patients, mainly children with cerebral palsy. Their only physical therapist quit a while back, so they need therapists. However, because it is rainy season, it was explained to us that most people are working on the farms, so patient census is quite low….
In general, Cambodia has been a good experience. Nimol (Outreach Coordinator – Ed.) has been a great host, and making sure everything is in place. Mosquitoes have not been attacking us as much as we expected, but lately they have been getting more bold, so we just set up our mosquito nets in our guesthouse. Christine is scouting for wild lizards to protect us during the night against the mosquitos.
– C & C”
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