The team in Cambodia had a few main focuses

  • to provide expert advice to the WHO and Cambodia Ministry of Health
  • to adapt the WHO guidelines for COVID-19 to the Cambodia context
  • to provide training to a range of healthcare and management staff

Trainings Delivered


Personnel Trained


Documents Implemented

Our Cambodia team was:

Harriet Walton

Harriet is an emergency medicine nurse from London. She has been working in the University College Hospital since 2012 and has previously deployed with UK-Med in 2015 responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Angela McBride

Angela is a Doctor specialising in infectious diseases from London. She is currently undertaking a clinical PhD in Vietnam with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City. Angela also deployed with the UK-Med team to respond to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Jerome Sess

Jerome is a Medical Doctor from the Ivory Coast based in Canada. He has extensive experience deploying with the International Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières offering expertise in Chad, Niger and Central African Republic.

Debbie Gallagher

Debbie is a nurse from Ireland with twelve years of experience in a range of settings including; intensive and high dependency care, infectious disease, respiratory care and general medical and surgical care. Most recently, she has worked with the International Red Cross as a health delegate in Yemen and Syria.

Activities included

  1. Assessment of hospital capacities in Phnom Penh and Provincials for the management of COVID-19 cases.
  2. Produced Cambodian Case management guidelines for COVID-19 and training tools for health care workers.
  3. Produced Cambodian Infection Prevention Control Guideline for COVID-19 and training on Cambodian Infection Prevention Control guidance in Phnom Penh and provincial Hospital.
  4. Advice and orientation for COVID-19 and non- COVID-19 patient flow.
  5. Produce of Standard operating procedure for Primary Health care and referral model for the mild, moderate and severe case to Phnom Penh or Provincial Hospital which have ICU.
  6. Training on Infection Prevention Control principles, planning of workflow and appropriate PPE use
  7. Training general COVID-19 background and Case management training for health care workers
  8. Training for hospital cleaners and ambulance drivers
  9. Training on screening and triage

“Even in these difficult circumstances the EMT contributed so much and really left a lasting legacy. Thanks again for your support in making that happen.”


WHO lead Kumanan