IMC has joined forces with CFC to provide health screening for CFC schools in Siem Reap. Here’s an update on progress:
IMC’ Support for Caring for Cambodia Reaps Rewards
A year ago, IMC became involved with the Caring for Cambodia (CFC) charity, which supports 10 schools in Siem Reap. IMC and the Health and Dental Committee (H&D) of CFC have chosen two health related initiatives to work on which includes Visual Screening and First Aid. The most recent visit to Cambodia in July 2011 was our third trip, and it included eight volunteers from IMC comprising of nurses, administrative staff, and other CFC members. The results of this trip were very rewarding. Approximately 800 students in two different CFC schools were screened, and of these, 23 children were referred to the Angkor Hospital for Children for further testing. Our volunteers also educated the CFC teachers on how to take heights and weights of the students.
CFC is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organization that provides free education for over 5,800 impoverished children in 10 schools spanning pre-school to high school. CFC professionally trains its teachers, and provides everything a child needs to succeed, including food, water, uniforms, school supplies, computers, transportation and basic healthcare. CFC is run entirely on volunteer support, which ensures that every dollar raised directly supports the education of a child. Visit www.caringforcambodia.org or International Medical Clinic www.imc-healthcare.com for more information.
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IMC’s Dr Robin M Janke discusses the importance of breast screening for detection and prevention of breast cancer in its early stages.
Dr Janke trained in family medicine in St Paul, Minnesota and in preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She also earned a Master’s degree in Public Health and served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force
Lawyer-mediator RAJAN CHETTIAR demystifies common misconceptions on the various legal options available when ending a marriage.
Separation and divorce are often misinterpreted. Separation is not an order granted by the Family Court. Divorce is. You don’t have to sign a Deed of Separation before filing for divorce. After fulfilling the required separation period, a marriage is not immediately terminated although you can now file for divorce based on the fact of separation. Don’t backdate the period of separation. It’s in your best interest and legally required to complete the three continuous years of separation before deciding to officially file for divorce.
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