Health Poverty Action (HPA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Health Poverty Action is a global NGO that has been running in Cambodian since 1990. HPA provides health interventions to marginalised people and those often neglected by governments and other sources of aid. Their work is focused around border territories, with ethnic minorities and with other mobile and marginalised groups. HPA Cambodia is based in Phnom Penh and works with communities located around the borders with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The biggest health concerns here are malaria and TB.

 

HPA’s work is tailored to the countries they work in and each is run predominantly by local staff. HPA Cambodia has a staff of about 50-60 Khmer and 1 expat staff (the Country Director). They strive to use culturally sensitive interventions that take into consideration modern medicine and traditional practices. They help to build the capacity of local health services and service providers and empower communities to access their health rights.

 

For more information, please visit their website.