A project to strengthen health systems to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases in Cambodia worth about $8.5 million was signed by a senior official of the Ministry of Health and officials of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) in Cambodia on Friday.
This five-year project which will begin in 2021 was signed by ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine and Koica country director Rho Hyujun.
Vandine told The Post on Sunday that with technical assistance of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) Cambodia office, the project was designed to improve the quality of surveillance systems, infectious diseases laboratories, human resources and emergency response systems.
The programme will be administered by the ministry to achieve its commitment to the 2005 International Health Regulations.
Vandine said: “Koica in Cambodia which has helped the health sector has always had good cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
“[The partnership has helped]