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Remarks by Rebecca Black, USAID Cambodia Mission Director, at the Celebration of the One Billion Neglected Tropical Diseases Tre
June 26, 2014

Your Excellency Professor Eng Huot, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health

Your Excellency Mr. Im Kuch, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

Excellency Sang Riha, Deputy Governor of Siem Reap

Representatives from the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control

Provincial and District Health Representatives

Distinguished School Directors, Students, Guests, Ladies, and Gentlemen

More than 1 billion people - one-sixth of the world's population - suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases, also known as NTDs.  These diseases affect the world's most vulnerable populations - those who are poorest and have little or no means to protect themselves from illness.  Their impact on individuals and communities is devastating.  In addition to the over 500,000 people who die annually from the consequences of NTDs - millions suffer from chronic disability, pain, disfigurement, and social stigma that keeps them from living full, productive lives.

April 11, 2014

USAID/Cambodia’s Civil Society Annual Program Statement

Remarks by USAID Mission Director Rebecca Black  Health Project Close-Out Event: Reflections on Five Years of Achievements
December 20, 2013

At the time that USAID/Cambodia re-opened, the Royal Government of Cambodia re-established the Ministry of Health.  In over 20 years, USAID/Cambodia and the Ministry of Health have worked closely together to rebuild and revitalize the national health system.

USAID’s implementing partners has taken on much of the work collaborating with the government to build capacity in Cambodian hospitals, health centers, and communities.  Together they have trained and supported the health care workers who improve the lives of Cambodian mothers and children every day.

Sambath Sak of USAID Cambodia speaking at the 4th International Conservation Agriculture Conference in Southeast Asia.
December 9, 2013

We are here today to help address the fact that almost 1 billion people across the globe go to bed hungry every night.  To meet the needs of a world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase by at least 60 percent.   

There is a strong consensus that agriculture plays a crucial role in any effort to reduce global poverty and hunger.   Studies suggest that every one percent increase in agricultural income per capita reduces the number of people living in extreme poverty by between 0.6 and 1.8 percent.

Sean Callahan of USAID Cambodia delivers opening remarks at BarCamp Phnom Penh on October 19, 2013
October 19, 2013

The goal of USAID’s support to technology in Cambodia is to bring tangible benefits to citizens and effect positive change through improved communications and access to information.   I hope that as you participate in the BarCamp, you will consider how you can combine your skills, what you learn here, and emerging technologies to contribute to a brighter future for Cambodia.  This is a chance for Cambodia to become, in the words of USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, “a country that believes that dedication and innovation are the only things needed to bridge the gap between the inconceivable and the achievable.”

USAID Cambodia Mission Director Rebecca Black delivers remarks on October 18, 2013.
October 18, 2013
USAID Cambodia is implementing one of President Obama’s key initiatives, Feed the Future to fight global hunger and malnutrition and help communities pull themselves out of poverty.  Nowhere is this more important than here in Cambodia.  We know that malnutrition and lack of early child development continues to hold back the country’s children.  We also know that one out of four Cambodians lives below the poverty line and many more very close to the line.  Think about what kind of opportunities await once we eliminate these challenges.
 

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