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Japanese start free medic care

A Japanese medical team has announced the start of a three-year project to provide

free health care to Cambodians, launched in memory of a U.N. Volunteer from Japan,

killed in April.

Atsuhito Nakata, 25, was fatally shot by an unknown assailant on Apr. 8 while helping

to organize the elections.

One doctor, two nurses, two pharmacists and an interpreter will make up the Atsuhito

Nakata Memorial Japan Volunteer Medical Team.

Cambodia has only one doctor for every 27,000 people, compared to Japan's one doctor

for every 609 people.

The volunteers are to be replaced every three months. The first group will work in

Phnom Penh and others will gradually spread out to the provinces. - AP

Skin Care

The Cosmestic Center, which claims to be Cambodia's first retail outlet for quality

cosmetics, skin care items and toiletries, has opened a branch at No. 171C, Street

63, Phnom Penh.

Too Many 20s

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Cambodia has moved to new offices at House 20, Street

370, Sangkat Beng Keng Kong, Phnom Penh. VSO warns visitors to be aware that there

are three House 20s in Street 370.

Friends Move

The American Friends Service Committee has moved to new premises at House 30,

Street 352, Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

The U.S. Chief of Mission Charles Twining handed over $5,000 worth of U.S. reference

works and textbooks to Phnom Penh University's library.

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