SIEM REAP COMMUNITY HEALTH ISSUES:



AN INFORMATION EXCHANGE ON

HIV/AIDS AND RELATED DISEASES


19:30, Sunday, March 4, 2001.
Conference Room, Main Floor,
Sofitel Royal Angkor Hotel,

DR. Dy Bun Chhem ,Chairperson

(Director, Provincial Department of Health)

An exchange of ideas about ongoing or planned projects to:

  • reduce and prevent further spread of HIV/AIDS,related sexually-transmitted diseases, and opportunistic infections;
  • improve local diagnosis and treatment capacities;
  • increase educational outreach;
  • improve longer-term care, in hospital or at home;
  • change community attitudes /behaviours about HIV/AIDS;
  • prepare orphanage resources;
  • increase flow of materials, medications and information



This meeting has been planned by members of the Siem Reap Citizen's Research Group for Health, Educational and Social Issues, a local NGO that will hold its second annual meeting tomorrow evening at the Salina Hotel, at 7:30. Two of its international correspondents, Ian Lubek from Canada and Mee Lian Wong from Singapore will also speak tonight.



We wish to thank a number of businesses and organizations in Siem Reap for helping prepare this evening through their courtesies and material help:

SOFITEL ROYAL ANGKOR HOTEL,GRAND HOTEL D'ANGKOR,and SALINA HOTEL to name just some.

A number of NGOs and organizations in Siem Reap have been working on questions of women's health in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as various governmental organizations, medical and educational practitioners in various hospitals, schools, orphanagews, clinics, outreach programmes, etc. In addition, some of the leaders of the business community, especially those employing many Siem Reap men and women, have been sensitive to the community's expanding health and social needs; some will address us today.





Scheduled Speakers

Government Programmes

National AIDS Programme: Dr. Kros Sarath.

Department of Health-

Department of Women's and Veterans Affairs:



NGOs

CARERE

Concern

Medecins sans Frontieres

Rose Clinic

RACHA

Caritas



Hospitals/Clinics/Orphanages :

Angkor Children's Hospital--

Provincial Hospital of Siem Reap: - Dr. Mol NENG

Mondul 1 Clinic:

Orphelinat de Siem Reap : Mme Ou Bory



Hotel Industry Representatives:

Grand Hotel d'Angkor

Salina Hotel

Sofitel



Guest Speakers:

Mee Lian Wong, MBBS, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore.

"Can we design a 100% condom-compliance programme for Siem Reap based on successes elsewhere? "

Ian Lubek, PhD, Professor, Psychology Department, University of Guelph,Canada.

"Some community concerns about women at risk for HIV/AIDS and a suggested consolidation of related health and educational services in Siem Reap".