HoHA Cambodia Project
Many people living in poverty in Cambodia rely on heavy, repetitive physical labour for work. For the poor, there is little opportunity to access affordable and suitable health care for pain relief. Therefore, many people learn to live with pain and disability, enduring further financial and physical hardship because of their limited ability to work.
The HoHA Cambodia project started in 2014. The training offered to local health workers was called Biomechanical Therapy Levels 1 and 2 and was hosted by partner organisation New Life Foundation in Phnom Penh. The original Myotherapy training was re-titled Biomechanical Therapy (BTH) to allow for the inclusion of joint treatment as well as specific muscle treatments.
This project also includes appropriate and relevant grassroots training in community welfare services including first aid, primary healthcare, sanitation, nutrition, advocacy and social care training. The long-term goal is to establish a similar training centre and clinic providing Biomechanical Therapy training and treatment in each of the 25 provinces in Cambodia.
As of 2015 there have been 27 graduates in the Sustainable Treatment and Training Program (STEPP) program and 5,914 treatments in the community have been recorded in 2014 over a period of 14 months.
* There are currently no tours to Cambodia, however HoHA plans to start taking groups in 2017/2018 *