This week, over 1,000 military and volunteer medical personnel and NGO's brought world class medical care to Cambodia for a week. They even brought a hospital the size of an oil supertanker with them. (The Mercy was actually was an oil supertanker in it's former life.)
The USNS Mercy Hospital Ship. Part of the Pacific Partnership 2010 mission
The teams from the ships, as well the local embassies and international NGO's (Non Governmental Organizations), also worked on community service projects throughout Cambodia.
At The Goodwill School. SihanoukVille, Cambodia
The SihanoukVille Hospital had more patients in a week, than in a usual year. Usually not a good situation, but in this case, we'll make an exception. Top quality medical services for free is usually a good thing. Even Operation Smile returned for a visit.
Some travelled several days to get here, so they're glad to wait a few hours longer
at the SihanoukVille Hospital
Some of the ship's personnel took some time out to visit the Angkor Beer Brewery. Brewed fresh, 24 hours a day, everyday, they couldn't resist sampling Cambodia's National Beer. Made only in SihanoukVille, of course!
International Relations are always better with a cold one in hand.
It's been a busy couple of weeks in SihanoukVille, and we're all loving it!
A Big Thanks to everyone who's helped out in the last couple weeks.
Cambodia's a much healthier and happier country for all your efforts.
VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!