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A private donation: Mrs Ruud van Dam, from the Netherlands, visited the slum area downtown in Phnom Penh Boeungkak 2 where Peer Educator Taet Touch is working with the people living with diabetes. She donated €2500 to MoPoTsyo and we are using this money to pay for some of the important things that we can do for the poor people with diabetes or hypertension in two of Phnom Penh’s urban slums, Boeungkak 2 and Sras Chork. This type of donation remains particularly welcome because very poor people cannot always afford the costs of living with diabetes. With a little bit of support, it makes a big difference.

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Looking back 18 months, we can say that, fortunately for Cambodia, we found fewer diabetes patients among rural Cambodians than among the urban Cambodians. In the rural area, Ang Roka Operational District in Takeo province, the peer educators are finding only 1 in 110 adults with urine glucose, compared to 1 in 35 in the urban slums. What a difference lifestyle makes!

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7th Board Meeting

MoPoTsyo patient information centre held its 7th Board Meeting on the 7th of month 7, 2007 in Phnom Penh. The main discussion topics were on how the organisation can best address the challenges described in the Mid Term Review report. The Board Members floated their ideas while on board of the riverboat Mekong Flower floating up and down the Tonle Sap river.

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Results of a qualitative study on MoPoTsyo program

The Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) has finalized its study on how MoPoTsyo's intervention had an impact on registered people with diabetes.  CAS interviewed 15 selected patients living in poor communities. The study concludes that there are positive outcomes of the MoPoTsyo program in several dimensions. The results of this qualitative study are now available. [12-04-2007].

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