In 2005, AHF Cambodia launched its first program in close partnership with established government organizations, such as the Ministry of Health, and healthcare facilities. The program focuses on improving health through treatment and care at local hospitals, promoting community HIV testing and the use of condoms, and seeking to prevent HIV in at-risk populations. AHF Cambodia supports the clinics by providing technical support, skill building activities, and continued medical education on patient management to healthcare workers and financial support for operational costs.
Current AHF Cambodia services include: 35 Pre-ART/ART clinics among a total of 65 clinics in country. Those 35 clinics are located in 16 provinces among the total 25 provinces in Cambodia. Clinics provide free ARVs and care to all patients and free OI drugs, and some transportation allowance for patients with poor economic situation.
AHF Cambodia provides free HIV testing, and HIV education, and distributes condoms for free at the clinics and during events. Since 2011, AHF Cambodia contributes to Cambodia 3.0 which aims to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS related deaths, and zero discrimination by increasing the number of community workers.
Cambodia is one of a few countries in the world which has been successful in reversing its HIV epidemic and achieved near universal access to HIV treatment. Cambodia’s success has largely been achieved through firm political commitment, focused and appropriate strategic planning, sound management, broad-based stakeholder partnerships, and effective implementation based on standardized operating procedures. In 2010, in recognition of these achievements, Cambodia received a United Nations Millennium Development Goal award.
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