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First Lady Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet Visits Soon Chun Hyang Hospital in Seoul

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, May 17, 2024 — Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet, the First Lady of Cambodia, visited Soon Chun Hyang Hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on Friday morning, May 17, 2024. Her visit underscores the ongoing cooperation between Cambodia and South Korea in the field of public health and medical education.


During her visit, Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet was given a comprehensive tour of the hospital's state-of-the-art facilities. She met with leading medical professionals and administrators to discuss ongoing collaborative efforts and explore future opportunities for partnership. The tour included visits to several departments, including the emergency room, intensive care unit, and specialized treatment centers.


Soon Chun Hyang Hospital, originally part of Soonchunhyang University, has long been recognized for its medical potential and academic excellence. The university achieved significant acclaim, ranking ninth among South Korean universities in the pre-clinical and health clinics category according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2023. This ranking highlights the university's dedication to medical research, education, and patient care.


The hospital and university's commitment to excellence is reflected in the numerous awards they have received. Soonchunhyang University was honored with the National Award for Excellence in Education Reform from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea for three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). These accolades underscore the institution's ongoing efforts to innovate and lead in the field of medical education.


A significant aspect of Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet's visit was to review and strengthen the cooperation between Soon Chun Hyang University and Cambodia. The university has been instrumental in training Cambodian medical specialists and providing advanced treatment options for Cambodian patients. This partnership has led to improved healthcare outcomes in Cambodia and fostered a strong bond between the two nations.

Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet expressed her gratitude for the support and expertise provided by Soon Chun Hyang University. She emphasized the importance of such collaborations in enhancing the quality of healthcare and medical education in Cambodia. The First Lady also highlighted the need for continued exchange programs, joint research initiatives, and capacity-building projects to address public health challenges.


The visit concluded with a roundtable discussion involving senior officials from both countries. Topics included expanding the scope of existing programs, integrating new technologies in medical training, and developing joint research projects to combat prevalent health issues. Both sides reiterated their commitment to deepening their cooperation and leveraging their collective expertise to achieve shared health goals.

Dr. Pich Chanmony Hun Manet's visit to Soon Chun Hyang Hospital not only celebrated the achievements of the ongoing partnership but also set the stage for future collaborations that promise to bring significant benefits to both Cambodian and South Korean healthcare systems.

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