Contact Person: Dr. Heang Khun Srong, Research Coordinator
Office Address: # 4, Street 522, Beung Kak 1, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Telephone: 023 880 291/ 012 78 22 21
MEDiCAM is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for NGOs active in Cambodia’s health sector. It was established in July 1989. It now has 128 members. It functions as a bridge linking civil society with the Royal Government of Cambodia.
MEDiCAM is a networking agency that seeks to link all stakeholders in the health sector by:
- coordinating and representing voices of civil society organizations;
- promoting evidence-based policy development and program designs;
- building capacity of its NGO members;
- strengthening social accountability; and
- sharing relevant health information.
Aside from its representation and advocacy role, MEDiCAM facilitates information exchange by reaching out to the national and grassroots level and engaging them in dialogues to tackle the health concerns of the community. This was made possible through the creation of a large e-mail network, which allows for the fast dissemination of health-related and essential information from the field. Direct e-mail contact with high officials in the Ministry of Health also greatly enhances communication. To date, the network comprises over 900 targeted health professional correspondents, with some acting relaying information to other networks. To expand readership further, MEDiCAM maintains health-related databases and documentation centers to facilitate access to information on NGO health projects in Cambodia, countrywide health experts directory, publications, evaluations and findings.
MEDiCAM ensuring that all its activities are bilingual (English/Khmer). As a support organization, it also organizes courses and workshops; holds a monthly meeting of Cambodian NGOs, organizational support to regional NGO networks and facilitating overseas scholarship.
Its members and primary donors include the Department for International Development (DFID), Australian Government Aid (AusAID) and International Health Partnership (IHP).