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Our current projects in Cambodia focus on the fight against HIV/AIDS.
After two decades of relative stability, Cambodia is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. The country was marked by a catastrophic civil war and the cruel regime of the Khmer Rouge, who murdered two million people between 1975 and 1978.
Total population: 15.76 million
The percentage of population living below the poverty line is as much as 79% in some rural areas.
People infected by HIV/AIDS: 74,000
Opening of Cambodia mission: 2002
MAGNA teams are currently providing health care in the Phnom Penh area
Why we are in Cambodia
Overview of the Crisis in Cambodia
The first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in the country in 1991. The virus spread rapidly, and in 1995 the number of infected people was estimated at 23,000. Today approximately 73,000 Cambodians live with HIV. It is estimated that 115,000 people have died of AIDS-related diseases so far. Despite numerous casualties, Cambodia has become a world leader in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.
In 2002, we were the first to provide ARV therapy to children with HIV/AIDS.
We are at present the main partner of the Ministry of Health and the national program for the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as mentoring on chronic patients’ mental health. The therapies MAGNA introduced have now been rolled out throughout the country. Our programs have made possible comprehensive development of a process for preventing mother-child HIV transmission in 99.6 percent of all cases.
2019 activities in numbers
3,295 children treated in the HIV/AIDS program
21,339 out-patient consultations
1,644 viral load tests
38 health workers trained in consultation on improving adherence