Khna Po is a rural health centre in Sotnikum Operational District, approximately 40km from AHC. For more than two years, AHC's Health System Strengthening (HSS) team has been providing training and support to health centre staff.
Tep Ratanak, a registered nurse, is Khna Po's Health Centre Chief. We asked Ratanak how the ongoing support from AHC has affected knowledge, capacity and care at his health centre in this Q&A.
AHC’s TEP Truck is a mobile dental clinic which travels to schools and villages in rural Cambodia to provide free dental treatment to children as part of AHC’s dental outreach programme. In the second half of 2019, AHC visited 28 schools, treating 172 children, and educating over 1,116 children in dental hygiene.
Simple interventions like providing toothbrushes and teaching children how to brush can make a significant impact on overall health. AHC’s dental outreach programme educated children on proper daily dental practices while distributing over 10,000 toothbrushes and 300,000 fluoride washes in 2019. AHC also educates teachers about dental hygiene, empowering them with the tools and training to regularly monitor the health of their student’s teeth.
This boy sits in the dental chair for the first time in his life. He is 10 years old and, like so many children in Cambodia, has poor dental health; he has rotting teeth that need to be pulled out. Serious treatments like this are common for a Cambodian child's first visit to the dentist.
Here, four young boys between the age of six and 12 have just received dental treatment from AHC’s TEP Truck. It was their first-ever visit to a dentist; all four required extractions of rotten and infected teeth.