Australia To Grant US$36 Million for Cambodia’s Health Sector for Next Five Years

Australia will continue to support Cambodian health sector by providing AUD50 million (around US$36 million) for Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQUIP) for the next five years.

The commitment was made known by newly appointed Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran during a courtesy visit to Cambodian Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng in Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon, according to a local media report.

H.E. Minister expressed warm welcome to the diplomatic mission of H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran and expressed his gratitude to the Government of Australia for its numerous support to Cambodia's health sector, especially by extending around AUD71 million (about US$66 million) for Health System Support Program, phase II. He also sought more support from and affirmed to continue close cooperation with the Australian side.

In reply, H.E. Ms. Angela Corcoran accepted the request and said Australia will further the good cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

Since 2010, she pointed out, Australia has provided AUD100 million for Cambodia's health domain, of which some AUD20 million for maternal and newborn health care.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press