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RACHA Visited by RESULTS UK and UK Parliamentarian Members

Posted: 2nd Apr 2014

RACHA was greatly honored to be one of the organizations visited by a delegation from the UK based organization RESULTS UK on February 21, 2014. The group was composed of Baroness Suttie, Michael Connarty MP, Laurence Robertson MP, Nic Dakin MP, Mark Pawsey MP, accompanied by Steve Lewis, Jess Kuehne, Megan Wilson-Jones and Reg Davis from RESULTS. RACHA Board member Mr. David Awcock, and a representative from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Mr. Richard Winterton also attended.

Thmor Puok Water Station Launch a Success

Posted: 27th Feb 2014

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This lake, situated next to the Thmor Puok Station, provides the water for the district.

On Tuesday, February 25, local government of Banteay Mean Chey with RACHA's support, and the financial assistance from the Embassy of Japan, launched a Water Filtration Station in Thmor Puok District.

Over 500 Thmor Puok community members, schoolchildren, and district staff attended the launch. RACHA was honored to host several esteemed guests, including the Provincial Governor of Banteay Mean Chey, the Japanese Minister and Deputy Chief of the Mission to Cambodia, Mr. Higuchi Yoshiro, and his His Excellency Mr. Kosum Saroeut, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Health, His Excellency Mr. Chou Yin Sin. The Provincial Coordinator of RACHA's Banteay Mean Chey Office, Dr. Kun Navuth, also spoke to those assembled.

Updates on RACHA Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Projects

Posted: 4th Dec 2013

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We are thrilled to announce recent successes of our Water, Santiation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs.

RACHA Begins Implementation of CHOBA in Three Communes

Posted: 5th Aug 2013

RACHA began the first implementation stages of the CHOBA, CHOBA (Community Health Output Based Aid ) project in the Svay Donkeo, Rumlech, and Kampong Kdey communes of Pursat province in June and July. CHOBA's goal is to help mobilize communities to improve their hygiene and sanitation practices.

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Sng Oun, 50, along with her children and grandchildren, make up a family of twelve. They live in a modest ground level dwelling in Thmei village in the Svay Donkeo commune. The government classifies her as ID Poor 1, meaning that she lives at the lowest level of poverty in Cambodia, and spends most of her time looking after her grandchildren as their parents work in Thailand in order to send financial support to the family. Sng Oun attended the first CHOBA village meeting along with her community members. She learned how diseases are transmitted through poor sanitation and how this leads to chronic health problems such as diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses; problems she has seen firsthand among her family members. She knew that better sanitation infrastructure and practices would benefit the health and well-being of her family.

RACHA Launches Food Fortification Program

Posted: 6th Feb 2013

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RACHA, with cooperation and support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) participated in the National Workshop to launch the five year program of iron fortification of fish and soy sauce and Vitamin A fortification of vegetable oil.

Chong Khneas celebrates the launching of new Health Center

Posted: 18th Dec 2012

Community members in Chong Khneas, Siem Reap, celebrate the inauguration of a brand new health center, constructed with the support of RACHA and USAID.