Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On September 23, Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC) received a €98,000.00
grant from MISEREOR for the implementation of a 3 year project on “Strengthening the
Capacity of Community Based Care teams Provide Care and Support for people living with
HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and Orphaned Vulnerable Children in four districts of Cambodia”.
CHEC Director, Dr. Kasem Kolnary quoted: “It is our great honor to receive this continuing of
grant from MISEREOR to enhance the capacity of the community based care teams in order to
provide care and support to PLHIV and orphaned vulnerable children in 4 districts of Cambodia.
Misereor is one of the long-term and committed donors who provided funding support to the
CHEC home based care program since 2008.”
“This funding is very important and responds to the needs for care and support of PLHIV and
Orphaned Vulnerable Children. Cambodia has achieved a very positive result in reducing the
prevalence rate of HIV, but we still need this grant to continue help improve health conditions -
both mental and physical, of people who are already infected by HIV in the communities of
Cambodia” Dr. Kasem Kolnary concluded.
CHEC is a non-government organization established since 2001 after localized from a training
and education project of the Quaker Service Australia. CHEC has been successfully improved the
links between community and formal health and care services for PLHIV through establishing
community Home Based Care teams, Self Help Groups for PLHIV, and community Reference
Groups that work closely with local health care services.
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