Resource Catergoriesgoto
  • Accute resperitory infections
  • Ante natal care for pregnant women
  • Birth spacing and limiting
  • Capacity building
  • Child Health
  • Child Health and Breastfeeding
  • Condoms pills and injectables
  • Control of diarrehal disease
  • Dengue Fever
  • Drug management
  • Education prevention and care
  • General statistics and lessons learned
  • Health facilities and health reform
  • Health policy issues
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • IEC BCC marketing concepts materials
  • IMCI
  • Immunization and child health
  • Improvement for capacity building
  • Informational and educational
  • Institutional development
  • IUDs and Norplan
  • Logistics Management
  • Malaria
  • Male and female sterilization
  • NRP Program
  • Nutrition and child health
  • Poorest Cambodians
  • Quality improvement
  • Safe Motherhood
  • Saving For Change
  • TB Malaria Dengue
  • Tetanus related to child health
  • The private sector
    The private sector
    01 May 98 RACHA - Caterine Fort, Betty Butler Ravenholt, Harriet Stanly Private Sector Assessment Report - May 1998 In Cambodia, as in most other countries of the world, preventive health services are considered to be the prime responsibility of government, and the vast majority of preventive health services are provided by the public sector. However, the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in health service provision in the country. After having been decimated in the 1970s and 80s, the private health care sector in Cambodia is flourishing. Private hospitals, clinics and drug stores open daily, and many (if not most) health care providers in the public sector have a private practice in operation during their off-duty hours. Pharmaceutical companies are developing their distribution systems and sales outlets, and access to a large variety of over-the-counter and prescription drugs are widely available. The availability of health services in the private sector has remarkably improved, thus giving health care consumers more choice and relieving the public sector of the burden of being the sole provider of health care in the country. In addition, the quality of health care services provided by the private sector is typically better than those provided by the public, although the cost of these services can be high to many consumers. Moreover, the private health care sector has grown so fast that legal and regulatory systems -- laws as well as enforcement mechanisms -- needed to assure quality standards and protect the health care consumer have not kept pace. As a result, there are large variations in practice quality standards; the right kinds of services and treatment options are not always available (with a preference given to the more profitable curative rather than preventive services); medications are overprescribed or dispensed without medical supervision; and the smuggling of pharmaceutical and other medical products continues to be a problem. PrivateSector.pdf