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Project profile

Regional Artemisinin Initiative 2 Elimination (RAI2E)



CARE has been working for 26 years with the Ministry of Health and Cambodian communities to respond to Cambodia’s changing health needs. CARE has been able to provide a comprehensive approach to health system strengthening by ensuring both the supply and demand perspectives for appropriate, quality, low cost and sustainable health services are supported. On the supply side, CARE has built the technical capacity of health service providers at the sub-national level and facilitated evidence-based innovation and learning that contributes to improved health policy and practice. On the demand side, CARE has improved access to health services by addressing barriers such as financial, geographical, community knowledge, language, ethnicity and gender. In addition, CARE has developed comprehensive behaviour change communication strategies, and facilitated community  feedback on health service provision through a Social Accountability Framework.


CARE also has extensive experience in the northeast of Cambodia focusing on remote and ethnic minority communities and implemented programs with customised approaches. On the policy level, CARE is a key partner with the Cambodian Ministry of Health  and related authorities including the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, National Center for Maternal and Child Health and the National AIDS Authority.



To reduce the incidence of malaria to less than 1 infection per 1000 people at risk in each operational district and eliminate Plasmodium Falciparum including multidrug resistance by 2020


Key activities

In order to achieve the goal and objectives CARE has determined several interventions  through a  comprehensive strategy to integrate RAI2E‘s activities consistently with the new modality of National Center for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control and national guidelines:


  1. Strengthening program management and coordination at national and sub-national levels, expanding and maintaining multi-sectoral coordination, introducing and expanding interventions for Mobile Migrant Populations.

  2. Improve the quality of diagnosis and case management at health facilities, Village Malaria Workers and Private levels.

  3. Vector control with distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide nets, Long Lasting Insecticide Hammock Nets through mass campaign and annual distribution targeting MMP.

  4. Surveillance with strengthening capacities, case-based surveillance and response in elimination areas, and foci investigation.

  5. Strengthening Information Education and Communication/Behavior Change and Communication  through community networks.



Jan 2018 - Dec 2020



Ratanak Kiri, Mondul Kiri, and Kratie Provinces


  • 3 provincial health Department

  • 5 Operational Districts

  • 86 Public Health Facilities

  • 705 Village Malaria Workers.


Project partners


This project is working partnership with Provincial Health Department in the three target provinces to strengthen program management and improve the quality of diagnosis and case management.




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