The Board of Directors of the World Bank On May 29, 2020 approved a $ 15 million package of credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for a project to strengthen the training system. Pre-Employment Physicians to Help Cambodia Strengthen Training of Pre-Service Physicians Professionals Project) with the goal of improving the quality of healthcare services.

According to a World Bank report obtained by the World Bank on May 30, 2020, Cambodia still faces a shortage of doctors. The specialty is highly qualified, especially in the public sector, and the total is 1.4 doctors and 9.5 nurses and midwives. Only for 10,000 people. These rates are quite low compared to the rates of nine doctors and 19 nurses for humans


10,000 of the low- and middle-income countries in East Asia and the Pacific.

In Cambodia, doctors often work in second-, middle-, and tertiary-level medical buildings Primary care is staffed by nurses and midwives. The majority of general practitioners work in provincial hospitals (63%), while more and more specialists are deployed at Hospitals (up to 79%).

To help Cambodia address these challenges, the project will assist the Ministry of Health's Human Resources Development Department in strengthening governance, education, medical profession, including: Strengthen regulations and standardization for physician training, national graduate medical examinations, and technical assistance and exchange. Experience knowledge on specialist physician education.

The project will also support the development and implementation of competency-based training programs by the University of Health Sciences and regional training centers in a number of physician programs. Six are general medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nursing, obstetrics, and laboratory. These programs have been identified as a priority in the recently developed National Strategic Plan for pre-employment training In the health sector in Cambodia for 2020-2025. All aspects of gender and social environment will be integrated into the development and implementation of the training program. These capabilities are forthcoming.

“The investment in capacity building for medical professionals,” said World Bank Country Manager in Cambodia By equipping them with better knowledge and skills to provide services in emergency situations, such as the outbreak of Kov-19 and Strengthening health sector governance is crucial for Cambodia's health care system. ”

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