S Korea Gives $3M for Cambodian Health Care

South Korea has donated about $3 million for a U.S.-led project to improve Cambodia’s laboratories, immunization program and health care workforce, officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Jay Raman said the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) would give $2.7 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out the project, which will begin sometime this year and end in 2019.

Pen Vuthyda, a KOICA program officer, said the funding would total $3 million.

This would include donating new laboratory equipment, Ms. Vuthyda said.

She added that the programs would help Cambodia meet its goals under the Global Health Security Agenda, a partnership of more than 50 countries and international organizations fighting human and animal infectious disease threats, with an emphasis on building capacity in developing nations.

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