A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at UW partners with WDA in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to support health education and sanitation programs in surrounding rural villages
Who We Are // GlobeMed at the University of Washington
GlobeMed at the University of Washington was founded in 2011, and is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We work together with the Women's Development Association (WDA) located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to promote health education in the surrounding 15 communities of the Prey Veng province.
Our Partner // Women's Development Association, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Women's Development Association is a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental organization that was established by a group of impoverished women in Cambodia. These women joined together with the purpose of improving the living condition of people living in slums surrounding Phnom Penh. WDA hopes to empower people of low socioeconomic standing and those living with HIV/AIDS. They also work towards educating people about new preventative behaviors and how to seek proper health care. These goals are strengthened by education promotion for the whole family and peace advocacy within the community.
Our Project // $5000 to Train Community Health Educators and Subsidize Water Membrane Filters
This year GlobeMed at the University of Washington has pledged to raise $5,000 to support WDA's community health educators with training on health education and sanitation. The curriculum taught by the health workers will disseminate in their communities and train local community members of the surrounding 22 villages as they become mentors and advocates for health and education, while providing these communities with educational materials. This project aims to improve primary health care by promoting behavioral changes as preventative measures such as providing clean water and reducing the spread of common diseases. Additionally, it aims to break the poverty-cycle by providing vulnerable children access to education at a young age and a support system to see them through graduation.