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Course on Red Cross Movement, IHL to Police Academy

In the morning of 20 July 2017, Red Cross, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross  organized a course on the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement,  international humanitarian law (IHL) and the promotion of humanitarian values ​​to students and trainees at the Police Academy School at Kien Svay district, Kandal Province , with participation from Head of ICRC mission to Phnom Penh and CRC staff of sub- department of Dissemination , totaling 179 participants.

 

The Course is aimed to streamline the awareness of Red Cross fundamental principles, IHL and the promotion of humanitarian values ​​to all trainees, as well as the Cambodian police forces.

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CRC and ICRC disseminates IHL and Humanitarian Activities to security officials from P Penh

On 13 July, the ICRC and Cambodian Red Cross met with 40 security officials from 12 districts in PP with City Hall, to discuss international standards on the law enforcement, and ways to exercise best practices with large crowds, demonstrations or assemblies.

"Large-crowd gatherings or protests can become dangerous quickly. They can put both officials and citizens at risk. By following rules of conduct, everyone is safer because all sides know what to expect. We do this work in countries around the world, and the ICRC is pleased to do the same in Cambodia. We care about the safety and well-being of everyone," Roman Paramonov, ICRC Cambodia Head of Mission said.

Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) representative also presented CRC mission and its humanitarian activities to raise awareness to them

As a humanitarian organization, the ICRC and CRC cares about the well-being of people regardless of political affiliation, race, and religion. Around the world, and in Cambodia, we promote international humanitarian law for the safety of people, military, police and security officials alike.

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Dissemination Workshop on Disaster Management Law in Pursat

In the morning of July 12, 2017, Lok Chumteav Pum Chantinie , Secretary General of Cambodian Red Cross, participated in a dissemination workshop on disaster management law in Pursat and attended from  branches and sub-branches of eight provinces. totaling 45  participants.

The workshop aims to raise public awareness on disaster management law, promote good collaboration in implementing the law.

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Meeting on mid-term review of the 2016-2018 Cooperation Agreement

In the morning of June 27, 2017,  National Headquarters of the Cambodian Red Cross, organized the mid-term review of the 2016-2018 Cooperation Agreement between the Cambodian Red Cross And the International Committee of the Red Cross. The meeting was  presided over by Lok Chumteav Men Nary Sophak, First Deputy Secretary-General of  Cambodian Red Cross and Mr. Roman Paramonov , head of the mission the ICRC, Phnom Penh  and also the participants from  departments with a total of 18.

 

The meeting aims to share experiences gained from implementation in 2016 and 2017 and to discuss issues and plan for the second half of 2017 and 2018.

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TOT Training course on Community Based Healthy Ageing

The first roll out of Healthy Ageing Programme in ASEAN: Cambodian Red Cross prepares for an ageing society and promotes Community Based Healthy Ageing in 25 provinces and pilot projects in three provinces, supported by IFRC in partnership with Pfizer Inc. in 2017.

 

Today, 13 June 2017, Mme. Pum Chantinie, Secretary General, Cambodian Red Cross presides over The Training of Trainers on Community Based Healthy Ageing at Cambodian Red Cross National Head Quarter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. There are 34 participants (Male 14, Female 20) from 25 provincial red cross branches and two Thai Red Cross representatives participating in this training course. The peer-to-peer facilitation team consists of two specialists from Bulgarian & Mongolian Red Cross National Societies with the technical support from IFRC Bangkok and Geneva. 


 Cambodian Red Cross National Society is the third country in the world to show the leadership and the commitment in implementing “Community Based Healthy Ageing Programme” after Montenegro, and India. IFRC supports National Societies to play a key role in promoting healthy ageing which contributes to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health , which focuses on five strategic objectives:

1). commitment to action on healthy ageing in every country;

2). developing age-friendly environments;

3). aligning health systems to the needs of older populations;

4). developing sustainable and equitable systems for providing long-term care (home, communities, institutions);

5). improving measurement, monitoring and research on healthy ageing.


This 3-day training of trainers (TOT) highlights about the life course approach, healthy ageing determinants and evidence-based behaviour change theories. The toolkit includes content about noncommunicable diseases, risk factors such as falls and social isolation, healthy eating, physical activity, lifelong learning and plan of action as well as tools which provide guidance and activities to help people pursue healthier lives and enable active ageing with dignity and a better quality of life.


After this TOT training, the pilot projects in three targeted provinces - Kampot, Svay Rieng and Prey Veng will be implemented the project activities to improve the quality of life of Cambodia elderly people in rural community about 500 persons. Moreover, 90-100 Red Cross volunteers will be trained on Healthy Ageing, 18 outreach education sessions on NCD and health promotion in targeted communities at Buddhist pagodas will be conducted by trained volunteers, 3,000 healthy ageing booklets will be produced, and at least 2 case studies and stories and project review and lessons learnt reports will be developed.

 

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Building Resilience Community (CBHFA) Project, 21 July 2017, the Project/branch team has a meeting with the Chiro I commune council to update the project progresses/challenges and seeking for collaboration/coordination. 12 people attended actively in this meeting. Tbuong Khmum province, Cambodia https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/f2f/1/16/1f1f0_1f1ed.png

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Kampot: In the morning of July 18, 2017, Cambodian Red Cross Kampot branch organized a training course on "Youth for Changing Behavior" for 40 Cambodian Red Cross Youths (20 females) from four target high schools in Kampot province. This course aims to strengthen the capacity of Cambodian Red Cross youth to improve their outreach to the schools and communities.

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On 12 July 2017, CRC-NHQ project and branch team of Building Resilience Community Project supported by the Finnish Red Cross,  inspected the Latrine material production at Prek Achi commune, Kroch Chhmar district, Tbuong Khmum province, Cambodia .

The latrine material production have been processed and got good quality as the approved agreement. The construction process of 300 household latrines have being well started in 6 target villages. About 40% of construction were completely finished and the latrines have well used and properly maintained by beneficiaries.

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Prey Veng: On the morning of July 04, 2017, Cambodian Red Cross Prey Veng branch conducted a training of trainer course on elder aging health care, presided over by HE Oknha Sok Pheng, Deputy Permanent Vice-President of the branch Committee.

The 2 day- training course is organized in cooperation with the Cambodian Red Cross, and  funded by the International Federation, starting from July 4 to 5, 2017 with a total of 30 participants, 8 women from Peam Ro District sub-district are the target districts for implementing project activities.

The objectives of the training are:

1. To enable the Red Cross volunteer to educate key messages on preventing non-communicable diseases and caring for the health of older aging in the community.

2. To improve the quality of life of older aging living in rural communities to receive hope, respect and promote of dignity by preventing NCDs and healthcare.

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