As 2014 drew to a close, CARE celebrated another successful year of partnership with GlaxoSmithKline in Cambodia. GlaxoSmithKline’s support to improve health service delivery in remote areas has led to better skilled midwives, easier access to quality health services for rural communities, and increases in the number of women seeking qualified medical care during pregnancy and for their children.
Since October 2012, CARE has used funding from GlaxoSmithKline’s 20% reinvestment fund to focus on improving access to and utilisation of health services, particularly in very remote communities. This focused on increasing skills and motivation among frontline health workers – including midwives and community health volunteers who are part of Village Health Support Group – so healthcare facilities can provide better services.
CARE’s publication Improving Health Service Delivery in Cambodia details what CARE is doing on the ground and how this is changing people’s lives. Read this to learn more of people like Sokim, a young midwife at a rural health centre, and how CARE’s work is helping to improve both her skills and the quality of the care she provides to mothers in the area.
Read the full publication at www.care-cambodia.org/publications >
CARE has also documented the impact of GlaxoSmithKline’s funding in a video featuring the work of health staff and community health volunteers. Titled Reaching the Unreached, this shows the realities of working in rural Cambodia – particularly during the rainy season – and shows the difference easier access to health services has on mothers and their children. Watch through to the end to hear what local health managers have to say about the impacts of CARE’s work on public health services in the area.
Watch the full video at www.care-cambodia.org/videos >