Oddar Meanchey Maternal and Child Health Project
Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey Province was the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge, and its development lags behind many other provinces.
In Oddar Meanchey, 30% of children under 24 months are underweight, 9% severely. In 2008 Oddar Meanchey had the highest prevalence of ARI (acute respiratory infections) in Cambodia; ARI was the main cause of hospitalization in 2010. Funding for the Cambodian health system is low at $4.09 per person, compared to $35 regionally. Cambodia still has the highest prevalence rate and the highest mortality rate for TB among the world’s 22 high burden countries, at 817 and 63 per 100,000 population, respectively. MTI is expanding the Maternal and Child Health project to cover the entire province (5 districts, 23 health centers and 2 referral hospitals).
- Reduce morbidity and mortality among children under five in Oddar Meanchey by improving health practices of community members
- Improve the nutritional status of children aged 0-23 months of age through training community health workers
- Improve the quality of healthcare delivery, focusing on pneumonia, diarrhea, midwifery, pediatric TB, and nutrition.
- Improve the quality of Maternal Child Healthcare in 25 health centers through strengthened, integrated services and training
Training for health facility staff (including midwives), village health support group volunteers, and Mother Support Group volunteers.
- Improve pediatric TB screening at health centers
- Provincial Health Department
- National Nutrition Program of Ministry of Health
- Malteser International