RACHA, at its heart, is a Capacity Building program. It works to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health at the health center, district, provincial, and national levels.
In Cambodia, the maternal mortality ratio is approximately 473 maternal deaths for 100,000 births and is even higher in many rural areas. RACHA works closely with the Ministry of Health to reduce these deaths, and has succeeded in lowering the rates over the past several years.
In Cambodia, child health is a serious issue. The under five mortality rate is 83 deaths per 1,000 births. Child health is one of RACHA's core focus areas and has been since the organization's founding in 1996.
Malaria is one of the first leading causes of hospitalized death in Cambodia annually, and about 5% of population is at risk.
Posted on 4th Dec 2013 by: acspelman
We are thrilled to announce recent successes of our Water, Santiation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs.Read More
Posted on 16th Oct 2013 by: acspelman
Chan Theary addresses the International Congress of Nutrition
IUNS hosted the 20th annual International Congress of Nutrition in Granada Spain, from 15-20 September, 2013. The congress brought together representatives from countries across the globe, and aimed to “join different cultures, traditions, and knowledge through…nutritional development”. The Congress was organized by the Spanish Nutrition Society, and representatives from Vietnam, China, the Philippines, and Cambodia were asked to share their experience from scientific research and implementation in their home countries before an international audience and thousands of nutrition experts.Read More