The health system in Cambodia is one of the weakest in Southeast Asia. While tremendous improvements have been made since the fall of the Khmer Rouge, deficiencies across all areas remain. Public health awareness remains an issue, as do diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis. Most public hospitals lack resources and manpower, and the level of treatment offered is generally subpar.
Teach deserving children in Samraong, Cambodia.The school has about 230 eager to learn students that attend on a regular basis as when they are not at the school.There are two main objectives at this project. Firstly education, and secondly, trying to offer to better future for under-developed children from poor and remote areas.
Cambodia has recorded impressive economic growth in the last decade. The country has emerged from its violent recent history. However, while jobs have been created at all levels of society, the wage gap is widening and the United Nations indicates that over 30 percent of the population remains below the national poverty line.
As Cambodia leaves behind its difficult modern history, new challenges are emerging. Economic growth has been strong, but the distribution of wealth has been uneven and large segments of the population remain in poverty. A particular challenge in Phnom Penh stems from the Khmer Rouge nullifying private property rights in 1979.
While Cambodia has made important steps in reducing the gender gap by expanding access to education and fighting gender-related crimes, Cambodian women still face many challenges. Domestic violence remains a serious problem and reflects the general perception, especially among the poor, that it is a private family issue instead of a crime.
In the early 1990s, against the backdrop of the United Nations Peacekeeping mission, a vibrant NGO movement started in Cambodia. Today the Cambodian NGO sector is composed of hundreds of small community organizations that significantly contribute to development efforts and civil society across the country.