Honoring road crash victims on the World Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2016

World Day of Remembrance 2016

Last year in Cambodia, 2,231 people died in road crashes. Worldwide, this number reaches 1.25 million annually – and, another 50 million are injured. Today, on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, we honor those who have died and been injured, their loved ones, and the medical professionals who compassionately care for them.

Last month, our staff visited Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, which was founded in 1900 and is the largest hospital in the city. During the visit, they met with doctors and nurses, and toured the emergency room and traumatic brain injury unit. The hospital sees about 2,600 patients per day, many of who are road crash victims. It serves patients from around the country, with 75% coming from other provinces.

Together, we can make roads safe.

Cho Ray Hospital Visit
AIP Foundation staff, including Molly Ellison, Communications and Development Coordinator, and Nguyen Thi Huong Giang (right), meet with Cho Ray Hospital staff in October 2016.
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