Cambodia: The Centre for Neurosciences at Calmette Hospital of Phnom Penh (CNPP)

Programme Coordinator: Professor François Xavier Roux (neuro surgeon) and On-site Coordinator: Denis Sainte-Marie

It is estimated that 5000 new cases of intracranial tumours go untreated each year, on-third effecting children. In 2010, with motivation from Professor François-Xavier Roux and in association with Cambodian health authorities, La Chaîne de l’Espoir decided to create a modern center of neurosciences sufficiently provisioned to respond to this health emergency.

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To take charge of adult and child neurosurgical and neurological disorders adopting good medical practices by putting procedures and international protocols in place, as well as developing the range of available treatments 


The CNPP was inaugurated on October 7th, 2014 by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni in the presence of Prime Minister Mister Hun Sen. It currently accommodates adults and adolescents. 

  • Neurosurgical missions: over 150 interventions took place between November 2014 and January 2015
  • Training missions and mentorship of medical teams (neurosurgeons, anaesthetists and intensive care specialist) are organised on a regular basis
  • Training missions for hospital, operating suite and intensive care unit paramedical teams (health and safety, asepsis, instruments, etc.)

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