Phnom Penh: The World Bank on Tuesday approved $ 15 million to Cambodia for a project to strengthen the medical training system. To help Cambodia strengthen the skills and training of doctors before they enter the workforce.

The loan, which is a credit from the International Development Association (IDA), aims to improve the quality of health care For better results.

The World Bank press release stated that the project will assist the Ministry of Health's human resources development department in the Strengthening the governance of vocational education, including the strengthening of regulations and standardization of education. Doctors Training, National Graduate Medical Examination, Technical Assistance and Exchange of Experience Speak to one another about the education of a doctor

"This project will also support the development and implementation of a capacity-based training program," said the press release. Pilot High School in Health Sciences and Regional Training Centers in six specialist programs: General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacology, obstetrics and obstetrics.

World Bank Cambodia manager Inguna Dobraja said in a press release. Build the capacity of doctors by providing better knowledge and skills to deal with emergencies such as outbreaks Tuberculosis 19, and strengthening governance in the health sector, is crucial to Cambodia's health care system.

“The World Bank is committed to supporting Cambodia in its efforts to improve health care for the Cambodian people, especially for the Cambodian people,” she said. The poor and the most vulnerable.

Secretary of State Ou Vandin could not be reached for comment on 31 March. This May.

Cambodia lacks qualified doctors, especially in the public sector. In total, there were only 1.4 doctors and 9.5 nurses and 9000 nurses per 10,000 people. These rates are quite low compared to the rate of nine doctors and 19 nurses per 10,000 people. People among the low- and middle-income countries in East Asia and the Pacific.

According to a press release in Cambodia, doctors often work at intermediate and tertiary care hospitals. It is high, while the primary care building is staffed by nurses and midwives. The majority of general practitioners work in provincial hospitals, with 63%, while most specialists are It was deployed in 79% of city hospitals.

The Project Information System (PID) document on strengthening the pre-service training system of doctors, dated 9 March 2020 The majority of physicians (76 percent), medical assistants (82 percent), primary care nurses (98 percent) and midwives (100 percent) H) Working at the provincial and district levels. Cambodia is known to have a shortage of health workers in remote rural areas.

The document states that by 1980 Cambodia had about 50 doctors. With training and employment increasing steadily, the Ministry of Health currently employs 2,2,270 health workers. Despite the rise of health workers, Cambodia still faces a shortage of health professionals.

In early April, the World Bank approved $ 20 million in credit for the 19-country emergency response program To help Cambodia achieve its 19 th HIV prevention plan, which includes strengthening disease prevention activities, disease detection and detection Rapid preparedness and response to disease.