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RACHA at the IUNS International Congress of Nutrition

Posted: 16th Oct 2013

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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.

Food Fortification Project Highlighted in Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Posted: 8th Aug 2013

RACHA is proud to announce that its work, in collaboration with the National Sub Committee for Food Fortification (NSCFF), has been highlighted in a special supplement to the Food and Nutrition Bulletin. The supplement is dedicated to nutrition issues within the ASEAN region and was published in June 2013. The Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation in association with the United Nations University (UNU)(link), and "is one of the leading resources used by researchers, academics, nutrition policy makers and planners in over 125 countries to obtain the most current research and policy information related to nutrition in developing countries". A report titled "Fish sauce, soy sauce, and vegetable oil fortification in Cambodia: Where do we stand to date?" appears on page 62 of the supplement and is co-authored by RACHA staff Chan Theary, Pol Sambath, and Sol Sowath, GAIN staff Dora Panagides, Arnaud Laillou, and Regina Moench-Pfanner, and National Institute of Public Health Cambodiastaff Saphoon Vonthanak, Chheng Kanarath, and Chhea Chhorvann.

RACHA Launches CHOBA Project in Pursat

Posted: 23rd Jun 2013

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On June 5, 6, and 7th, RACHA launched the initial implementation phase of CHOBA in three communes, Svay Doun Kaev, Rumlech, and Khnar Totueng in Bakan, Pursat Province. CHOBA, (Community Health Output-Based Aid), is a community-based project aimed to increase the sanitation coverage in communities by specifically mobilizing the most poor and vulnerable. In partnership with East Meets West, RACHA is working to address a fundamental health disparity in Cambodia.