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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.
Cambodia has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia after two decades of relative stability, following a catastrophic civil war and the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, when two million people died between 1975 and 1978 during Pol Pot’s brutal leadership of the country.
Total population: 15.76 million
The percentage of population living below the poverty line reaches 79 % in some rural areas.
People infected by HIV/AIDS: 74,000
Opening of mission in Cambodia: 2002
Areas of intervention: Phnom Penh, Kandal province and Kampong Chhnang
Number of staff in the field: 128
Overview of the Crisis in Cambodia
The first case of HIV / AIDS was reported in the country in 1991. The virus spread rapidly. 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.
How is MAGNA helping in Cambodia?
We were among the first to provide ARV treatment to HIV/AIDS children in 2002. At the moment, MAGNA still responds to the urgent needs of people infected with HIV / AIDS and child malnutrition.
We run 5 therapeutic nutrition centers in the Kampong Tralak province.
We provide psychosocial and medical support for over 1,700 children living with HIV/AIDS in Phnom Penh and the Kandal province.
We are the main partner for NCHADS on development and establishment of innovative ways and methods of psychosocial treatment and care for patients with HIV/AIDS.
We are preventing transmission of HIV virus from mother to child in the biggest maternity in the country (NMCHC).
We provide complex medical, social and institutional care to 45 orphans with HIV/AIDS.