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 27th Feb 2014 by: acspelman
This lake, situated next to the Thmor Puok Station, provides the water for the district.
On Tuesday, February 25, local government of Banteay Mean Chey with RACHA's support, and the financial assistance from the Embassy of Japan, launched a Water Filtration Station in Thmor Puok District.
Over 500 Thmor Puok community members, schoolchildren, and district staff attended the launch. RACHA was honored to host several esteemed guests, including the Provincial Governor of Banteay Mean Chey, the Japanese Minister and Deputy Chief of the Mission to Cambodia, Mr. Higuchi Yoshiro, and his His Excellency Mr. Kosum Saroeut, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Health, His Excellency Mr. Chou Yin Sin. The Provincial Coordinator of RACHA's Banteay Mean Chey Office, Dr. Kun Navuth, also spoke to those assembled.Read More
Posted on 21st Feb 2014 by: acspelman
The Water Filtration Station in Thmor Pouk, Banteay Mean Chey
RACHA, in collaboration with local partners, has been working diligently over the past year to build a water filtration system to increase access to safe drinking water for the community in Thmor Puok District, Banteay Mean Chey. Funded by the Japanese Embassy's KUSANONE (Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects) Project, the station will officially launch on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. Community members surrounding the Thmor Puok station will be able to acquire 20 liter of safe drinking water for 500 riels. The local government has also provided free water for ID Poor families to ensure equitable access to safe drinking water.Read More