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Remarks by Sheri-Nouane Duncan-Jones, Director, Office of Public Health and Education, USAID Cambodia
July 17, 2014

Professor Tung Rathavy, Director of National Maternal and Child Health Centre

Distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen

It is my great pleasure to join you this morning to say a few words to open this important workshop.

Let me start by thanking the officials of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre and our colleagues from the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program for making this research possible and organising this important event to share the results.  I must also recognize the vital role and contributions of the public sector health providers – doctors, midwives, and all who support them – who work each day to protect the health and safety of Cambodia’s mothers and newborns in health facilities across the country.

March 20, 2013

It is a great pleasure to be here today at the opening ceremony of the 18th Annual Tuberculosis Conference.  I would like to thank CENAT for inviting me. USAID is following the progress made in TB control efforts in Cambodia with great interest and we are glad to be part of this important workshop.

Last year, we were extremely impressed to learn of the impact that years of TB control efforts have had in the country - documented by repeat prevalence surveys showing 45% decrease in TB prevalence in nine years.  This is a remarkable achievement and Cambodia is being applauded worldwide for this success, and we, USAID, is very proud to have contributed to this achievement.

We know also that momentum needs to be sustained for many more years, even decades, to reach the ultimate goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem by 2050.  It is with that goal that we need to continue our relentless efforts in the coming years.

Cambodian Minister of Women’s Affairs Ing Kantha Phavy (right) hears from Ms. Ly Touch (center) about the training she received
January 31, 2013

In Cambodia, women play a prominent role in household finances and are the owners of 65 percent of registered businesses in the country. Therefore, Feed the Future programs in Cambodia leverage the unique position that women have as income earners to help inform decisions about new agricultural technologies and dietary changes for their families.

April 15, 2012

In February 2012, a USAID Washington Nutrition team along with SPRING consultants visited USAID/Cambodia to provide strategic planning assistance by conducting an analysis of current U.S. Government nutrition investments, existing nutrition links and gaps between sectors, country needs, and gaps in knowledge, programming, and capacity.  Consultations with partners, Royal Government of Cambodia representatives and other stakeholders, as well as field visits to nutrition and agriculture sites, and a debriefing with USAID/Cambodia informed the development of the following recommendations.

June 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - JUNE 19, 2009 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today the swearing in of Flynn Fuller as the Agency's new Mission Director to Cambodia. Counselor to the Agency, Lisa Chiles, presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

"He has the qualifications, experience, and technical expertise to lead our Mission, and demonstrate the United States' strong commitment to the country. I am confident that Flynn will do an incredible job as Mission Director in Cambodia," said Ms. Chiles.

This was a half-day event, held in Phnom Penh on June 21, 2013, with 190 participants representing 126 organizations attending. The workshop aimed to provide an introduction to 1) USAID/Cambodia's programs and priorities, and 2) the elements of solicitation, a successful proposal and an award from USAID. 
 
The workshop presentation and “useful links” handout are in English and Khmer.

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