AAPM’s Victorian President, Brett McPherson, recently visited Cambodia and spent time at a local medical centre in Siem Reap. The centre was established and is run by the New Hope Cambodia organisation; the medical centre is currently managed by Jody Bonar – a RN from Brisbane.
New Hope Cambodia is a grass roots, rapidly growing Non-Government Organisation (NGO) run by a dedicated individual, a local Khmer called Sot Suo (Kemsour). The focus of New Hope is 'free education for all
' as the founder’s recognition of the vital role education plays in helping break the cycle of poverty. Unable to ignore the chronic malnutrition, ill health and horrific living conditions in the community, they have established the Helen Bonner Health Centre.
AAPM has established the New Hope 60 Program, the aim of which is to secure 60 “support” practices across Australia, each donating $100 per month.
As Brett McPherson said, “The commitment from 60 practices will establish a financial support base that will provide the Helen Bonner Medical Centre with the financial security to continue to develop & deliver life saving & life changing medical care within their local community.”
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