PACAF airmen return from Cambodia medical missions
Teams of medical specialists, doctors and dentists visited three remote Cambodian villages during medical outreach missions in the past several weeks, treating thousands of patients, according to Pacific Air Forces.
International health specialists and other medial professionals from PACAF screened 13,000 patients and treated about 3,500, according to officials.
They also handed out donated clothing, toys, school supplies and hygiene kits, along with other medical and health supplies, PACAF officials said.
The medical teams visited three areas — the first alongside members of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team who were in Cambodia for a recovery mission in January and February, officials said.
The medical missions were created to provide public health education about such things as sanitation, dental hygiene and infectious diseases.
The missions operate in concert with local health treatment facilities and with the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Agency for International Development and Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.