Assistant Administrator Biswal (in yellow) visited a Siem Reap school, where students maintain a fish pond as part of a USAID-supported life skills education program.
Ambassador Todd and Mission Director Black meet Youth Health Educators in Siem Reap
USAID Mission Director Rebecca Black cuts the ribbon at the launch of USAID's HIV Flagship Project in Siem Reap on April 10, 2013
USAID and AusAID sign Memorandum of Collaboration to Improve Health in Cambodia
USAID’s programs help to improve the quality and accessibility of maternal, newborn, and child health services and provide relevant training to caregivers, policymakers, and community volunteers.
Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain. Parliamentary elections in 2008 were freer than any held in Cambodia. Yet political power remains unevenly spread, and opposition parties are disorganized, divided and subject to manipulation.
Cambodia has reduced HIV/AIDS infection by half and treated the majority of affected people. Yet maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns and the health and education systems are underfunded. Each year, 250,000 young people enter the workforce, but not all find jobs. In each of these areas, U.S. assistance makes significant contributions to Cambodia's development.
Last updated: May 15, 2013