My name is Pisith Prak known as LyPeng Te, I’m a butcher business owner at Noble Park, and I am a former Doctor in Cambodia holding a Bachelor of Medicine in Vietnam.
Unfortunately, there were some political issues back in 1997, and I had to migrate to Australia. I arrived alone and I could not support myself to undertake further education, so I had to abandon my qualification of becoming a qualified doctor in Australia.
With my background in Medicine, SK media has given me a special opportunity to host a talk show with Mr. Richard Lim and Mr. Kob Soa.
The weekly show is hosted on Facebook in Khmer language. Due to a gap in knowledge among Cambodian people on certain health-issues, we decided to host a talk-show and to encourage our beloved Cambodian people to have a better understanding of how to live a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to an often silent but deadly disease called ‘hepatitis’ as well as many other illnesses.
It is very important to let everyone know that hepatitis is a serious disease, but it can be prevented if we are aware of it. Hepatitis has been named as a “silent epidemic” because millions of people are living with it unknowingly.
As a healthcare promoter, it is vital to encourage people to get tested for hepatitis and vaccinated. There are a number of ways to go about spreading information, for example, through social media or providing posters to the community.
Pisith’s message to others…
My message is to lean on the side of caution when it comes to hepatitis A, B or C and other diseases. No matter where you are or what nationality you come from, you can always get yourself protected by getting tested, and vaccinated to live a happy healthy life.