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August 12, 2002
Saying thanks for a successful emergency medicine program in Cambodia
  
Emergency Medical Services - The David McAntony Gibson Foundation
(DMGF) invites members of the public and local media to a presentation thanking
the major contributors to its successful emergency medicine program in Siem
Reap, Cambodia, this spring.

Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Toronto EMS Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.

The emergency medicine capacity building project, which was coordinated by
Toronto EMS paramedic Rahul Singh on behalf of DMGF, involved shipping over a
quarter million dollars worth of donated emergency medical equipment to five
provincial hospitals, a children's hospital, two ambulance services and a
landmine clearance agency in Cambodia.

Among the recipients of special thank you presentations from DMGF will be Ferno
Canada, which supplied new stretchers, response bags and spinal boards, and
Toronto EMS, which contributed surplus equipment including stretchers,
defibrillators, burn kits and sweaters.

A Canadian team distributed the equipment and provided training to 112 local
doctors, nurses and medics in a variety of emergency medical procedures
including defibrillation, advanced airway management, burn management, fracture
management and pharmacology.

This program significantly increased the availability of emergency medical care
to over 1.2 million Cambodians whose country's medical infrastructure has been
eroded during years of civil strife and war.

DMGF welcomes donations of new, surplus or used emergency medical equipment,
including boots and uniforms, for use in its programs. For more information on
the David McAntony Gibson Foundation, see
http://www.dmgf.org or
contact Rahul Singh at rsingh@dmgf.org.


Media Contact
Larry Roberts,
Toronto EMS,
416-392-2255

Peter Macintyre,
Toronto EMS,
416-392-2069

 

 

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