Local Health System Sustainability Project


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Cambodia is in its third decade of peace and strong economic growth, and has made major strides in improving health and reducing poverty. With ambitious plans to continue this progress, the Royal Government of Cambodia is seeking to expand its social protection programs, including health insurance schemes that protect people from impoverishing health care costs. At the same time, the country is undergoing a decentralization and de-concentration process, in which responsibility for planning, budgeting, and implementing health programs is being shifted from national ministries to provincial governors and health departments. The government identified a need for targeted technical assistance as it pursues these efforts.

LHSS is enhancing Cambodia’s institutional capacity to oversee and expand social health protection, and ensuring that health financing functions remain strong as decentralization proceeds. We are collaborating with government partners to:

  • Build an accountable, transparent monitoring system to help national authorities effectively manage the social health protection policies
  • Support provincial authorities in planning, budgeting, and implementing effective health programs, including HIV/AIDS programming