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July 20, 2021

USAID’s Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity – or EQHA – supports the Royal Government of Cambodia strengthen its health system so that it can achieve that goal. The project has an ambitious goal to empower leadership and healthcare providers in public and private sectors by improving the quality and safety of health services, strengthening regulatory and education systems, and improving preservice education.

July 6, 2021

As part of our partnership, USAID funded Transparency International Cambodia to conduct a study on the progress towards the promotion of women and youth leadership. 96% of study respondents said it is important to have women’s voices in decision making if they are to have their concerns addressed. 92% of the respondents also agreed that new ideas and a willingness to take risks can make youth good leaders.

June 30, 2021

Civil society plays an important role in the protection of fundamental freedoms in Cambodia and the U.S. government is committed its support. For instance, in addition to supporting civil society through the Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening project, we help a whole range of organizations that focus on human rights, support women entrepreneurs, and help youth participate in civic activities, among others. We also have frank discussions with the Cambodian government about our concerns regarding the treatment of civil society activists.

June 26, 2021

Transparency International Cambodia has been effective at helping women and youth to actively participate in the decisions that affect their lives. That participation has increased young people’s appreciation for the importance of accountability, transparency, and democratic governance. Thank you for your efforts – we will continue to see their positive impact for years to come. I am proud that our assistance helps ensure that Cambodian youth have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies. Together we are helping them take their rightful position at the forefront of innovation and development. 

June 25, 2021

The U.S. government demonstrated its commitment by announcing USAID’s new TB business model, the “Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis.” This initiative will help partners, including Cambodia, to diagnose and treat 40 million people by 2022. The Accelerator model has increased public and private sector investments, enabled strategic technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, and is building the capacity of local organizations to help end the TB epidemic.

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