Project Lokun is a biannual medical humanitarian project to Pursat Province, Cambodia, started by students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2006. While we have come far since we first began, we remain true to our mission to Cultivate, Connect and Care. We aim to
- Cultivate the importance of health and disease management through education,
- Connect the villages that we are serving back to their own local healthcare system
- Care for the villagers by providing primary healthcare services in the short term.
Our Upcoming Trip: L24
Our 24th upcoming service trip will be held from 10 Dec- 23 Dec 2018.
The team will consist of medical students, as well as professional doctors. We aim to continue our current programs, namely Development, Education, and Clinic Services in Pursat.
We aspire to improve the existing programs we run in Pursat that ultimately would serve to be sustainable. The Development committee seeks to reintegrate villagers back to the Cambodian healthcare system and achieve greater sustainability for Project Lokun. They are responsible for assessing the villagers’ health needs on the ground, handling patient referrals to local healthcare institutions, and maintaining relationships with our Cambodian NGOs and partners. Our Education team will also be working on a new series of materials to educate the villagers so that we can reduce the incidence of hygiene related acute gastro-intestinal illnesses there. Lastly, our clinic services will commit to meeting the healthcare needs of villagers within possible means and our team will be conducting clinics at 4 villages. Doctors on this trip will provide free consultation and treatment to the villagers as well. Students, who are trained prior to the trip, will assist in history taking (and triage), and play a crucial role in medical service
Our Last Trip: L23
Our Lokun 23 team consisted of 18 students from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and 35 University of Puthistrastra (UP) students.
Our main goals for L23 were to collaborate more closely with our local partners in Cambodia, and to better quantify the progress and effectiveness of our initiatives.
Notable improvements and initiatives includes:
Lokun Community Leadership Experience Workshop: a 4-part workshop conducted over 4 nights during the trip to equip them with the skills of planning and execution that they may apply to future community service projects they may want to spearhead
Project Lokun has always been dedicated to making a significant and sustainable difference to health outcomes in the overseas community in Pursat, Cambodia. As such, we have been working hand in hand with local NGOs such as Sustainable Cambodia, Tuk Tuk For Children (TT4C), and Disability Development Services Programme (DDSP) to collaborate through the exchange of data and information about villages and also to obtain contextual information with regards to how the local healthcare system and villages are organized.
We believe we have taken strides in that direction this trip, paving the way for further progress in our trips to come.