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Cambodia

Why are we There?

  • Endemic/Epidemic disease

Our Work

2014

  • Médecins Sans Frontières continues to provide treatment for malaria and tuberculosis (TB), two of the major health concerns in Cambodia.
  • Artemisinin-based medicines are currently the most effective antimalarial treatment and, in conjunction with other measures such as mosquito nets, have reduced the suffering and death caused by malaria, however artemisinin drug resistance have been identified.
  • A Médecins Sans Frontières programme of comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) care continued in Kampong Cham, the most populated province. The priority is early and active detection and testing of people at high risk of contracting the disease. 

 

Handover of prison project

  • Médecins Sans Frontières started working in two Phnom Penh prisons in 2006, in response to high HIV mortality rates.
  • At the end of June 2013, the TB and HIV projects were handed over to two national programmes and other local partners as a result of improvements in care and the implementation of a long-term approach. 

 

For the latest news on where we work visit: http://activityreport.msf.org/

Médecins Sans Frontières has been working in the country since 1979 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 155 staff in Cambodia. 

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