DOH Hosts the 9th ACMMC

Department of Health, General Department of Logistics and Finance, Ministry of National Defense of Cambodia, hosted the 9th ASEAN CHIEFS OF MILITARY MEDICINE CONFERENCE (ACMMC) at Himawary Hotel, Phnom Penh from June 24 to 27, 2019 under the theme of "Disaster Impacts and Military Medicine’s Response".

Heads of Health Delegates from all ten countries came to present about their health activities and challenges as well as requests or suggestions with other members.

All ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine Conferences received good results, such as focusing on all topics, engagement and improvment of the militrary medicine situation of each country, presenting the topic of advanced medicine of Young ASEAN Military Medical Officer (YAMMO), continued disscussion,  sharing medical knowledge and establishing solidarity and understanding,  understanding of the culture of each country, providing information to each other and participating in implementating activities.

Prior to Cambodian chairmanship, eight conferences took place at various countries and had different topics:

First in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 26, 2011, the topic on ASEAN Military Medical Cooperation towards the Future;

The second conferenece was in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 23-26, 2012,  the topic of strengthening ASEAN Military Medicine Cooperation to increase knowledge for medical professionals;

The third time was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 7-11 April 2013, the topic on "Outbreak of Communicable Diseases";

4th in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, May 19-20, 2014, the topic on "Strengthening ASEAN Military Cooperation through Military Medicine Research";

The fifth in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar April 27 to May 1, 2015, the topic on "Military Medical Services and Community Benefits";

Sixth in Manila, the Philippines, 11-13 July 2016, the topic on "General Climate Change and Challenges of ASEAN Military Medicine";

7th in Vientiane,  Lao People's Democratic Republic, on 11-15 July 2017, the topic on "Strengthening ASEAN Military Medicine Cooperation in Disaster Relief";

Eighth in Singapore on May 9-11, 2018, the topic on "Challenges in Military Medicine";

At the same time, there will be a study tour to Preah Keto Mealea Hospital, cultural tour to the Royal Palace, the National Museum, and the Win-Win Monument.

At the end of the conference, LTG Kong Saly, the director of Health, handed over the chairmanship flag to head of delegate from Thailand to host the event in 2020.