May 18, 2022

Pilot Project to Promote Infant and Child Health at Factories

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training will cooperate with a global health organisation Helen Keller and other stakeholders to pilot the so-called Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security Project (MUSEFO).

The cooperation was reflected in a memorandum of understanding inked yesterday by the minister H.E. Ith Samheng, Dr. Gwyneth Cotes, Country Director of Helen Keller International Cambodia, and MUSEFO Project Manager Mr. Farid Selmi.

Financed by the GIZ-MUSEFO, the 15-month project aims to promote health, nutrition and care for infants and children at 18 factories with a total of 21,166 workers.

H.E. Ith Sam Heng thanked Helen Keller, the German technical cooperation GIZ who is the funder, and other key players in the project and was positive that it will contribute significantly to infant and child health whose mothers are working at factories.

According to Dr. Guinness Coates, the pilot project focuses on awareness building among employers, workers, and work representatives with reproductive age on the importance of infant and child health, nutrition and care.

Thanking the Royal Government as well as the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training for the good cooperation, she was positive that by 2030, 85 percent of the mothers will breastfeed and feed their kids with nutritious food at factories.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press