CHEC Received 2011 Cordaid HIV and AIDS Award
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On December 1st, Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC) received a �10.000 grant award from Cordaid, an International Dutch development agency at the National 15th Congress Soa*Hiv*Sex in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The purpose of providing this award is to improve links between community and formal health care services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Cambodia
Cordaid HIV and AIDS Award is an award that is handed out to organizations with a strong vision, leadership skills and exceptional commitment in the field of HIV and AIDS. This year�s theme is to focus on the linking of community and formal health care services for PLHIV.
Cordaid provided two award categories this year; one for Community Based Organizations (CBO) and one for Faith-Based Organizations (FBO). The award for CBO category was given to Giramatsiko Post Test Club from Uganda, and the award for FBO category was given to Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC). Nominations were received from numerous countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, the America�s and the Middle East.
In response to receiving the award, CHEC Director, Dr. Kasem Kolnary said: �It is our great honor to receive this award from Cordaid. There are 263 valid nominations for these awards, in which 182 nominations from Community Based Organizations and 81 nominations are from Faith Based Organizations, and we are one of the two winners.�
Indeed, the process of selecting a winner is long and thorough with many potential nominations and steps and reviewers to select the final winners. �It is not easy to get this award because there are many review steps and potential and successful organizations were nominated. There are three rounds of reviewing process, which consist of both internal and external reviewers in each rounds� Dr. Kasem Kolnary continues.
"This award is very important and needed for Cambodia in linking community and formal health and care services for people living with HIV. Cambodia has achieved a very positive result in reducing HIV/AIDS widespread, but we still need this grant to help improving health condition-both mental and physical of people who are already infected by HIV in the communities of Cambodia� Dr. Kasem Kolnary concludes.
CHEC, formerly Quarker Services Australia, is a faith-based and non-government organization established in 1994. It has the important job of working together with government, civil society, communities and PLHIV to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS and to improve the quality of PLHIV lives by providing sources of livelihood and health care to them.
CHEC has successfully improved the links between community and formal health and care services for PLHIV by establishing community Home Based Care teams, Self Help Groups for PLHIV, and community Reference Group to work closely with local health care services.
Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care
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