Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - In Brief: Facial deformity surgeries

In Brief: Facial deformity surgeries

In Brief: Facial deformity surgeries

Operation Smile is

conducting its 13th medical mission in Cambodia from Monday to Friday,

providing free surgery to 125 people with cleft palates and other

facial deformities at Phnom Penh's Cambodia-Russia Friendship Hospital.

The mission includes 144 volunteer physicians from India, the

Philippines, Vietnam, the United States and England, according to Mok

Theavy, program director of Operation Smile Cambodia. Since 2002, the

group has provided more than 1,450 Cambodians with corrective

surgeries, he said. The group plans to provide a mission on May 2 to 8

in Kampong Cham, he added.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • PM: Programme to recover Vietnam War missing back on

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the resumption of the MIA programme to recover the remains of American service personnel missing after action on Cambodian soil during the Vietnam War. The programme was suspended for more than a year after the US government imposed visa

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.