On August 18, Ms. Polly Dunford was sworn in as USAID’s new Mission Director for Cambodia.
Speaking Out training for members of LGBT communities aimed at helping them better advocate for their rights and more importantly, to speak out and prevent HIV infection through the use of ICT (Information Communication Technology).
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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: August 24, 2016