Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination
PATH, in collaboration with the Cambodia Ministry of Health (MOH), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), implemented the Enhanced Diarrheal Disease (EDD) Initiative in Cambodia from June 2011 to August 2012. The initiative focused on program and policy integration as a tool to overcome barriers to ensure increased prevention and treatment of diarrhea and pneumonia.
The integrated approach resulted in coordinated policies, improved access to care at the community level, and the implementation of integrated trainings for Village Health Volunteers (VHV). PATH, alongside key partners, successfully advocated for oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc to be deregulated and made available at the community level. To increase the health impact, PATH also brought together the MOH and partners to update health worker trainings to improve service delivery at a community level.