As the HIV epidemic spread through Cambodia, five NGOs united to establish the HACC in 1993. The committee continued to expand throughout the 1990s, and it registered with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in November 2004. By late 2014, the network reached 124 NGOs.
HACC now encompasses a network of international and local civil society organizations. In early 2017, the HACC expanded coordination and networking efforts to NGOs focused on wideranging health concerns. However, due to a decline in funding from development partners, many NGOs lost substantial support. Some of these organizations discontinued their operations, while others shifted their focus to better-resourced fields.
With over 20 years of experience, HACC is a leader in networking, partnership initiation, information sharing, organizational development, and advocacy. Further, HACC successfully bridges the information gap between civil society and influential policy makers, stakeholders, and national directors. With extensive experience in the program design and implementation of intervention strategies during the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Cambodia, the committee offers expertise in community and health strengthening programs. Further, HACC utilizes limited resources by focusing on community members and key at risk populations (KP) within targeted areas. Ultimately, HACC’s extensive efforts work to strengthen both the local community and the larger health system.
Designated to lead NGO coordination and networking, the Health Technical Working Group Secretariat and Health Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Health nominated HACC as an NGO representative. The Health Partner Groups of the WHO also selected the committee as an NGO leader. Within this leading role, HACC organizes and facilitates bi-monthly member conferences.
A Cambodian society where everyone has equitable access to quality healthcare services and the opportunity for a healthy life.”
We are the representatives of civil society working in health by bridging providers, users, and related authorities to achieve the goals and objectives of the Cambodian health strategic plan.
OUR OVERALL GOALS
Support HIV AIDS CSOs to support national HIV/AIDS response through leading a representative voice, advocacy, coordination and networking at all levels and strengthening their capacities for addressing the gaps, unmet-needs, stigma, discrimination, vulnerabilities, human rights, cross-cutting issues and the underlying determinants of HIV/AIDS and development.
HOW WE WORK
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