Poor health has a direct impact on population development. When populations constantly suffer from disease, it has a disastrous impact on their productivity, and ultimately on their quality of life.
Louvain Coopération addresses this problem by improving the quality and availability of medical care, and ensures access to medicines. By building health centers and training doctors, our teams on the field are driving back diseases in regions where healthcare systems are deficient, or even inexistent. Louvain Coopération works in three areas to improve healthcare systems and make them more independent.
Louvain Coopération actively contributes to training motivated and skilled medical staff. This requires a whole set of measures such as enhanced training, increased funding and better working conditions. The purpose is to improve the quality of healthcare, as well as the delivery of healthcare services.
The NGO’s experts and partners train medical staff, doctors and nurses. In addition to improving professional knowledge, they teach the technical skills needed to use new equipment.
Louvain Coopération significantly improves healthcare quality by reinforcing dialogue between medical staff and local populations. Better understanding enables doctors to give patients appropriate treatment and effective aftercare.
The NGO also ensures a regular supply of medicine.
Louvain Coopération runs multiple awareness and screening projects to raise awareness for diabetes and high blood pressure. In Cambodia, for instance, Louvain Coopération focuses particularly on mental health, which affects almost half of the population. The NGO takes care of the patients’ treatment, clinical aftercare and the patients’ reintegration into society. This is achieved by teaching subsistence farming, so that patients can feed themselves, and earn some money to be able to live decently.
Thanks to this project, mental illnesses are now officially recognized by the Cambodian authorities.