Cambodia, WB To Boost Health Collaboration

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Phnom Penh, February 01, 2024 --

Cambodia and the World Bank (WB) have vowed to further strengthen and expand their health collaboration, especially in ensuring the effectiveness of the existing cooperation projects.

The commitment was made in a courtesy meeting between H.E. Koy Vanny, Secretary of State at the Cambodian Ministry of Health and visiting Dr. Ronald Upenyu Mutasa, WB’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Operations Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population, in Phnom Penh on Jan. 31.

Both sides discussed the outcomes, challenges and solutions of the ongoing projects, including Cambodian Nutrition Project, Strengthening Pre-Service Education System for Health Professionals Project, and the Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project-Phase 2 (H-EQIP-2).

H.E. Koy Vanny spoke highly of the significance of the above-said projects in contribution to the achievement of the health strategic plan as well as health priorities toward the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in accordance with the Pentagonal Strategy of the 7th-mandate Royal Government of Cambodia.

For his part, Dr. Ronald Upenyu Mutasa said the ongoing projects demonstrate the Royal Government’s commitment to enhancing the people’s health and the strong partnership between the WB and the Ministry of Health.