Who we are?
PROM Health Development (PHD) is a local, non-profit organization recognized by the Cambodian Royal Government. PHD focuses on health and development to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in it’s goal to eliminate malaria by 2025. PHD conducts public health outreach and high quality clinical and operational research to inform evidence-based elimination efforts. Our founding principles are respect, dignity and compassion for all affected by malaria. We also partner with local health organizations, NGOs and government agencies to provide high quality health care and research services.
Our vision is a Cambodia free from malaria. To get there, we will need to address not only the symptoms, but the underlying causes of malaria transmission.
How we work?
We seek to achieve sustainable gains toward malaria elimination by developing existing local resources and expertise through effective, transparent community engagement. PHD provides technical assistance and builds capacity within communities by working side by side with our partners. Currently PHD has a Memoranda of Understanding with the National Malaria Center, and with Oddor Meanchey Provincial Health Department to provide health care services to both civilian and military personnel. We aim to further expand cooperative health partnerships in Cambodia, seeking to support local efforts where the need is greatest.
We seek solutions which are simple, affordable and practical. Evidence-based clinical research is an important part of our approach, aimed at defining achievable solutions, and tracking progress toward elimination. Our work includes both operational research and clinical trials which adhere to the principles of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and abide by international norms for human subjects protection. We hold Federal Wide Assurance #FWA00024116. All studies are conducted by our highly experienced field staff in full compliance with local laws and regulations under the supervision of the National Ethics Committee for Health Research (NECRH) in Cambodia. Further details can be found at www.nechr.org.kh. We have also translated key regulatory and ethical training materials into Khmer to better support human subjects protection at www.citiprogram.org.
Where we work?
We are committed to working in communities with some of the greatest needs to support malaria elimination. Over the last several years, PHD has worked at the community level in civilian and military populations in Oddar Meanchey Province, as well as Preah Vihear, Battambang, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, and Kratie provinces.