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FEATURE STORY August 27, 2019

The Health Security Financing Assessment off and running in Cambodia


The Health Security Financing Assessment (HSFA) has been initiated in Cambodia in June 2019, with the establishment of the National Task Force for Health Security Financing comprising high-level representatives from all stake holders.

The task force includes the National Committee for Disaster Management; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Economy and Finance; Ministry of Planning; Ministry of National Defense; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Environment; the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia.

HSFA helps generate evidence vital to: (i) inform health security policy dialogue and strategy development; (ii) establish a baseline on the overall size, sources, and flow of financing for health security; (iii) illustrate current institutional arrangements and constraints; and (iv) serve as a benchmark that provides comparison overtime within a country and with peer economies.