Posts Categorized: Cambodia

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

Neighbors to China: Be Generous on AIDS!

Last month, advocates in Nepal and Cambodia kept pressure on China with meetings and demonstrations to urge the economic superpower to contribute more to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The latest appeal was part of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF)  “Fund the Fund” (FTF) campaign, which was launched in 2016 to prompt…

AHF Cambodia and the Military on the Offensive against HIV

High-ranking officials from Cambodia’s government and military joined AHF Cambodia and other partner NGOs at the Phnom Penh Himavari Hotel on May 5 to officially mark the launch of the newest prevention initiative in the country – a mobile testing and treatment unit. The unit, which was reconfigured into a mobile clinic from a passenger…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF and MSF Collaborate to Provide Free Treatment in Cambodia

Since last May, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), commonly known as Doctors Without Borders, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Cambodia have been collaborating at the Preah Kossamak ART Clinic in Phnom Penh to provide free treatment to patients who are living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). Patients living with both viruses are at an increased risk…

Cambodian Peer Education to Streamline Treatment, Testing Practices

  PHNOM PENH – AHF Cambodia, the East Asian country’s branch of global nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), hosted a three-day workshop in June to train 55 PLHIV Peer Educators – people who are themselves HIV-positive who assist others living with the virus through treatment, counseling, care, and testing – on a variety of subjects…

Through the Forest: An Unexpected Path to Global Leadership

From the darkness of the genocidal Khmer Rouge’s regime the inexhaustible spirit of Dr. Chhim Sarath—Chief of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Asia Bureau—was born When Chhim Sarath – the man who would one day oversee the care of thousands of people living with HIV – was born on the outskirts of Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh,…