The overall goal of the Enhancing Quality of Healthcare Activity (EQHA) project in Cambodia is to improve the quality of public and private health services in national and sub-national health systems by August 2023. The project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is being implemented by Family Health International (FHI360) in collaboration with I-TECH and other partner organizations. I-TECH’s scope of work focuses on improvements to 1) the national health policy regulatory framework and 2) national pre-service health education and training institutions.
In September 2018, I-TECH began strengthening the regulatory framework by creating an accreditation roadmap for public and private health facilities, developing a regulatory information platform, strengthening continuing professional development, and strengthening health professional councils.
To strengthen pre-service education, I-TECH’s work includes a gap analysis, improving HR data systems related to pre- and in-service education, and strengthening clinical teaching methods as well as systems for updating pre-service and in-service offerings.