Cambodia Country Program

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Work that addresses crucial health needs

PATH’s program in Cambodia addresses a broad range of health issues, with a special focus on childhood immunization, reproductive health, child health, and infectious diseases including tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. Some examples of our work follow.

Safe Water Project

About 60 percent of people in Cambodia do not have access to a safe water source. PATH is working with a social enterprise manufacturer and a microfinance institution to test the viability and sustainability of commercial market approaches for providing household water treatment and safe storage solutions to low-income populations. PATH has also worked closely with the manufacturer to redesign their ceramic water pot to encourage consumer uptake and consistent use.

Diarrheal disease and childhood pneumonia

PATH is working in Cambodia to curb mortality of children less than five years of age through an integrated approach of addressing pneumonia and diarrheal disease, the two greatest contributors to child deaths in the country. Our team is working with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders to improve the policy environment. We’re also working to field-test an integrated package of activities that support and encourage the scale-up of proven pneumonia and diarrheal disease prevention and treatment interventions.

Tuberculosis public-private mix

In Cambodia, many people who suspect they may have tuberculosis (TB) first consult with a private provider for care. A public-private mix strategy aims to strengthen both the public and private sectors in TB case management and to increase early case detection. This includes strengthening the skills of private-sector providers, and developing referral mechanisms from private providers to public sector diagnosis and treatment services. PATH is building the capacity of the country’s national tuberculosis program, provincial health departments, operational districts, and TB partners to design, implement, evaluate, and sustain innovative and effective public-private interventions to improve TB case detection and treatment successes.