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Richard J. Goughnour, Acting Mission Director of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, speaks at Thailand's World Malaria Day event in Bangkok.
Richard J. Goughnour, Acting Mission Director of the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, speaks at Thailand's World Malaria Day event in Bangkok.
Richard Nyberg / USAID
Середа, Квітень 25, 2018

It is my great pleasure to join you here today to celebrate the many achievements of the Ministry of Public Health on malaria control and elimination, and to join in the announcement that 35 provinces in Thailand have achieved malaria elimination.

I am particularly pleased to be a part of this important event given my own history with malaria. Forty years ago, when I was beginning my career with USAID, I brought my young family to West Africa. We were in a country that had practically no medical care at the time. 

When my 10-month old son – our first child – came down with malaria, my wife and I didn’t know where to turn. As his temperature reached dangerous levels, I remember holding him against my chest and spending long periods of time in a bathtub filled with cold water. We simply didn’t know what else to do, and feared we could lose our son. But thankfully he recovered.

Later, I fell seriously ill; a military para-medic thought I had meningitis and filled me with morphine, with little more to offer.  Fortunately, my boss at the time hired the only plane in the country, an old DC-3, and flew me and my family to Senegal where I was diagnosed and treated for falciparum, cerebral malaria. The doctor in attendance told me I would not have survived another day without treatment.

Понеділок, Квітень 23, 2018 - 9:15am

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.

Понеділок, Квітень 23, 2018 - 9:15am
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តមវេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត ម៉ម ប៊ុនហេង រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងសុខាភិបាល
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តមវេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត ម៉ៅ តាន់អៀង នាយកមជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​ជាតិ​កំចាត់រោគ​របេង​ និង​ហង់​សិន និងជាទីប្រឹក្សាក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល
  • សូមគោរពលោកវេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត លូ យ៉ុងយូ អ្នកតំណាងរបស់អង្គការសុខភាព​ពិភពលោក
  • សូមគោរពភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយស លោក លោកស្រីជាទីមេត្រី!

តាងនាមឱ្យទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍអន្តរជាតិ USAID ខ្ញុំពិតជាមាន​សេចក្តី​រីក​រាយ​ណាស់ដែលបានមកចូលរួមជាមួយអ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នានៅថ្ងៃនេះ។

Субота, Квітень 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Thank you, Mr. Vice President.  You said it very well, so I'll just add a few brief thoughts.  To be clear, the humanitarian assistance that we are announcing today is not about politics.  It is about helping the victims of a massive crisis. This aid is based upon need and need alone, because America will always stand with the hungry and the displaced.  That's simply who we are as Americans.

However, we cannot pretend that this situation falls into the same category as the natural disasters that we have seen over the last year - hurricanes and earthquakes.  Let's be honest, in some ways, this is more tragic because it is entirely man-made and regime-made. Now, we have all heard stories of the terrible suffering and the hunger among Venezuelans.  What I think many people don't realize, especially those of us in the U.S., is that this crisis is also causing the largest displacement in Latin American history. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their homeland to escape the brutality and the corruption of the Maduro regime - 1.6 million, in fact.  They're fleeing not only to their immediate neighbors but to something like 20 other countries as well.

П'ятниця, Квітень 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

The journey to self-reliance also means that we should help countries look forward to the day when we can transition to a new kind of relationship, not turning off the lights, but a new kind of relationship, a relationship that moves beyond traditional assistance, one that embraces opportunities for enterprise-driven development, one that celebrates how much we've accomplished together, but also symbolizes a forward-looking, enduring relationship; a relationship that captures how a country is ruled, usually in part because of our support, from recipient to partner to fellow donor.  I mean, that, to me, is the path that we should walk with every country that is willing to take on the journey.

Четвер, Квітень 12, 2018 - 4:45pm

Now, I know that among the world's political commentators, we have a number of pessimists these days, who see dark things. They seem to believe that progress is slowing down. They seem to believe that conflict and instability will dominate the world for some time to come, and some of them even suggest that democracy itself is in trouble. These same critics sometimes point to the number of young people today as a problem. There's a cause for concern.

After all, there are 1.8 billion young people in the world today. This is the largest youth population in history. They know that about 90 percent of young people live in developing countries. But you and I know, of course, that where the critics may see challenge, we see opportunity. With each motivated, active, and engaged young mind, we see the seeds of solution, innovation, and hope.

Вівторок, Квітень 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

In both Iraq and Syria, our role in stabilization is very carefully defined. And the specific activities -- naturally, as they should -- vary with the setting. There's no one-size-fits-all approach, at least not one that would accomplish the goals that we all want to see and that the President wants to see. Most importantly, our success -- USAID's success -- depends upon the success of the State Department in mobilizing international resources in their role, but also, of course, DOD helping us to have access and security. Without their success, we can't possibly do what it is that we seek to do.

Понеділок, Квітень 2, 2018 - 10:00am

USAID remains committed to supporting Cambodia’s healthcare systems through capacity development and system strengthening, as they move toward achieving Universal Health Coverage goals. We will also continue to support the RGC in expanding social health protection coverage to include priority services such as maternal and child health, reproductive health, infectious diseases and nutrition.

Понеділок, Квітень 2, 2018 - 10:00am

ទីភ្នាក់ងារជំនួយអាមេរិក USAID នៅតែប្ដេជ្ញាគាំទ្រប្រព័ន្ធថែទាំសុខភាពនៅកម្ពុជាតាមរយៈការអភិវឌ្ឍ​សមត្ថភាព និងការពង្រឹងប្រព័ន្ធ នៅពេលដែលពួកគេឈានឆ្ពោះទៅរកការសំរេចគោលដៅសុខភាពជាសាកល។ យើងក៏នឹងបន្តគាំទ្រដល់រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជាក្នុងការពង្រីកការការពារសុខភាពសង្គមរួមបញ្ចូលនូវសេវាអាទិភាព ដូចជា៖ សុខភាពមាតានិងទារក សុខភាពបន្តពូជ ជំងឺឆ្លង និងអាហារូបត្ថម្ភ។

Четвер, Березень 22, 2018 - 9:00am

On behalf of USAID Cambodia, I want to thank everyone for their participation over the past two years and also today to develop the Environment and Natural Resources Code. I want to congratulate the Royal Government of Cambodia, especially the Ministry of Environment and the National Council for Sustainable Development, and other ministries for their commitment and effort to develop the Code. This has been a long process that has incorporated the voices of many representatives of government, NGOs, and civil society to ensure that Cambodia’s development considers the environment and natural resources management.

Четвер, Березень 22, 2018 - 9:00am

តាងនាមអោយទីភ្នាក់ងារសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសំរាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍អន្តរជាតិ (USAID) ខ្ញុំសូមអរគុណដល់អ្នកទាំងអស់គ្នាចំពោះការចូលរួមក្នុងរយៈពេលពីរឆ្នាំកន្លងមក ក៏ដូចជាការចូលរួមនាថ្ងៃនេះផងដែរ ដើម្បីអភិវឌ្ឍក្រមបរិស្ថាននិងធនធានធម្មជាតិ។ ខ្ញុំចង់អបអរសាទរដល់រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជា ជាពិសេសក្រសួងបរិស្ថាន និងក្រុមប្រឹក្សាជាតិសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍប្រកបដោយនិរន្តរភាព ក៏ដូចជាបណ្តាក្រសួងផ្សេងៗទៀតចំពោះការប្តេជ្ញាចិត្ត និងកិច្ចខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែងរបស់ខ្លួនក្នុងការអភិវឌ្ឍក្រមនេះ។ នេះគឺជាដំណើរការដ៏យូរអង្វែងមួយដែលបានបញ្ចូលសំឡេងរបស់អ្នកតំណាងជាច្រើនរបស់រដ្ឋាភិបាល អង្គការមិនមែនរដ្ឋាភិបាល និងសង្គមស៊ីវិល ដើម្បីធានាថាការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍របស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជានឹងពិចារណាលើបរិស្ថាននិងការគ្រប់គ្រងធនធានធម្មជាតិ។

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