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Korea Provides 7 Million Dollars Grant Aid to Improve MCH Outreach Program in North-eastern Region of Cambodia

1 2Phnom Penh (May 11, 2017): The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) launched the signing ceremony on “the Project for Strengthening Maternal & Child Health Outreach Program in North-eastern Region of Cambodia” on May 11 (Thu.), 2017 at Ministry of Health. The Record of Discussions was signed by H.E. Prof. Eng Huot, Secretary of State of MoH, and Mr. Jeong Yun Gil, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office.

This project is supported by the Republic of Korea via the Korea International Cooperation Agency, under grant aids of 7 million dollars, and it will be implemented at Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri province from 2017 to 2021.

This project aims to improve maternal and child health (MCH) and nutritional status of the people in remote areas of Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri province via 1) improving service availability and readiness of public health facility , 2) increasing accessibility and utilization of MCH services, 3) increasing community awareness and 4) improving nutrition outcome of mothers and children.

The project will work to overcome the barriers of health facility to provide service to community and obstacles of community to access to public health facility. The project will improve capacity and quality of health facilities including provincial and referral hospital as well as health center via providing training to relevance staff and supporting necessary equipment and vehicle. In addition, project will improve outreach services of HC to increase area coverage to more distant and remote villages. Additionally, Project will support vehicle to community that cannot access to health facility as well as intervene activities to improve awareness of community so that they can understand about medical service and access to health facility.

The Project will be activated after the KOICA Project center is established in Ratanakiri which is expected to be 3rd quarter of 2017.

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