Remarks by Sheri-Nouane Duncan-Jones, Director,  Office of Public Health and Education, USAID Cambodia, Dissemination Workshop on Integrated Behavioral and Biological Survey among Female Entertainment Workers in Cambodia in 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

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  • Dr. Ly Penh Sun, Director of National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD
  • Mr. Choub Sok Chamreun, Executive Director of KHANA and Chief of Party for the Cambodia HIV/AIDS Flagship project
  • Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen

I am very pleased to be here to hear the results of the much needed Entertainment Worker Integrated Behavioral and Biological Survey. This survey will help guide Cambodia towards the goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2020.

As we all know, female entertainment workers represent a very important key population for addressing HIV in Cambodia.

These periodic surveys of HIV behavior and prevalence have been very influential for programming. They provide us with the latest data on progress as well as show us gaps in HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. As you may recall, the 2010 survey had a great impact on the shape of USAID HIV programming.

Soon after first arriving in Cambodia three years ago, I attended the launch of the mHealth tools and visited a number of SMARTgirl sites. I was, and continue to be, impressed by the work that KHANA and civil society partners through Flagship and the Global Fund are doing with entertainment workers to prevent and detect HIV, reduce unintended pregnancies, and support entertainment workers living with HIV.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:45am

Human trafficking is one of the most important human rights challenges of our time. It preys upon the vulnerable, breaks down the rule of law, and corrupts global commerce. It is a serious transitional crime which destroys the lives of millions of people worldwide each year including Cambodia.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:15am

ការអនុម័តនូវច្បាប់ថ្មីមួយនេះ គឺជាព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ដ៏មានសារៈសំខាន់ ដោយសារច្បាប់នេះបង្ហាញនូវការប្តេជ្ញាចិត្ត​របស់កម្ពុជាក្នុងការពង្រឹងអាជីពក្នុងវិស័យសុខាភិបាល និងធានានូវគុណភាពនៃសេវាសុខាភិបាលនៅទូទាំង​ប្រទេស។ ច្បាប់នេះក៏នឹងជួយគណៈគ្រូពេទ្យ គណៈឆ្មប និងគណៈគិលានុបដ្ឋាយិការតាមរយៈការពង្រឹងភាព​ជា​ដៃគូជាមួយក្រសួងសុខាភិបាល ដៃគូអភិវឌ្ឍសុខាភិបាល និងអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នាដែលជាតំណាងមកពីបណ្តា​រោង​ចក្រ​សម្លៀកបំពាក់ និងវិស័យ​ឯកជន។​

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:15am

The passing of this new law marks an important milestone. It demonstrates Cambodia’s commitment to strengthening health professions and ensuring the quality of health services around the country. It will also help the Councils by strengthening their partnership with the Ministry of Health, health development partners, and you, representatives from the garment factories and private sector. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30am

USAID is proud to support the natural resource management strategies that you discussed today because it demonstrates that we are not just looking to respond to discrete problems, but that we are working to strengthen the entire system that decides how natural resources are managed.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30am
  • សូមគោរពឯកឧត្តម ង៉ាន់ ចម្រើន អនុរដ្ឋលេខាធិការក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃ និងជាអនុប្រធាន​ប្រតិបត្តិ​លេខាធិការ​ដ្ឋានគណៈកម្មាធិការជាតិសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍតាមបែបប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​នៅ​ថ្នាក់ក្រោមជាតិ​
  • សូមគោរពអង្គការដៃគូរអភិវឌ្ឍនានា
  • ភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសទាំងអស់ជាទីគោរព
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:15am

ការវាយតម្លៃលើការចំណាយប្រចាំឆ្នាំលើកម្មវិធីអេដស៍ថ្នាក់ជាតិ (NASA) គឺជាការសិក្សាមួយដ៏មានសារៈ​សំខាន់​ដែល​ផ្តល់នូវទិន្នន័យនៃការចំណាយជាក់ស្តែងដែលទទួលបានពីគ្រប់ប្រភពនៅទូទាំងប្រទេសសម្រាប់​ការប្រយុទ្ធ​​នឹងជម្ងឺអេដស៍។ ខណៈដែលខ្ញុំនឹងមិនបង្ហាញនូវលទ្ធផលគួរអោយចាប់អារម្មណ៍ដែលអ្នក​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​នានានឹងធ្វើបទបង្ហាញជូន ខ្ញុំចង់និយាយអំពីធនធានថវិកាក្នុងស្រុក និងយុទ្ធសាស្ត្របន្តផ្តោតលើការ​លុប​បំបាត់ជម្ងឺ​រាត​ត្បាតប្រកបដោយចីរភាពនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:15am

The National AIDS Spending Assessment, known as NASA, is a very important study that provides data on the actual spending in the country for HIV/AIDS in a year from all sources. While I will not give away the very interesting findings that will be presented by the investigators, I do want to talk about domestic resources and the move towards sustained epidemic elimination in Cambodia.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:45am

Je suis très heureux d'être ici aujourd'hui pour exprimer, au nom du gouvernement et du peuple américains, notre solidarité continue aux habitants du Grand Sud dans leurs efforts pour se remettre de la dévastation du cyclone Matthew il y a six mois.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:30am

I am very pleased to be here today to express on behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, our continued assistance to the efforts by the people of the greater south as they continue to recover from the devastation caused by hurricane Matthew six months ago.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:30am

There has been important progress made in fighting TB in the last two decades, both globally and here in Cambodia, and I want to congratulate the Ministry and the National TB Program on that success. But globally TB remains a major problem. Every year over ten million people are infected, and nearly 2 million lose their lives to TB. Over 4 million of those who fall ill each year do not receive a proper diagnosis or notification of their illness, leading to drug-resistant forms of TB and longer, harsher, and more expensive treatments.


Last updated: May 23, 2017

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