On June 2nd, the interview
forms of the poor
households of 14 communes in two
administrative districts Thmar Pouk Operational District
went by tuktuk to DigitalDivide, the data entry company in Phnom Penh.
The MoH and the donors agreed
to fund scenario year 2 and year 3 to match ICCO KIA’s promise to subsidize year
1 (year 2011) to help poor households buy health insurance in Thmar Pouk OD.
A 2nd workshop was organized
in Thmar Pouk on June 25th with presence of Preventive Medicine Dpt Dr Thach
Varoeun and WHO officer for NCD Dr Khim Sam Ath. The workshop focused on
technical issues relating to the reporting of activities to make them correspond
to government standards and based on clear accepted definitions.
All pre-identification data collected by PFD among the households in Thmar Pouk
OD have already been entered by Digital Divide Data and coded.
The coded forms have been sent back to project site, where every household identified
as poor has now been photographed by PFD. After all photographs are taken, these
have to be matched digitally with the PreID data, after which the official
Pre-Identified Poor Household cards can be printed for distribution among the
Our partner in THmar Pouk, CAAFW has prepared a proposal
to donor ICCO-KIA for it to commit the
donor funding to pay for the Subsidy for the year 2011 to help the Pre
Identified Poor Households pay the premium of the Community Based Health
Insurance provided to them by CAAFW. There are two levels of subsidy for year
a) The Poorest of the Poor
Households receive 100% subsidy to help them pay premium;
b) The Normal Poor Households
receive 50% subsidy to help them pay premium
In the year 2012 the Ministry
of Health will pay subsidy a) and also subsidy b but subsidy b will be only 25%.
In the year 2013, the Ministry of Health will pay subsidy a) and there will be
no longer subsidy b because the project aims to have accustomed the normal poor
households to paying health insurance premium as part of a sustainable
social protection mechanism.
The 5 Peer Educators in Thmar
Pouk are screening for diabetes and high blood pressure in the villages of their
health center coverage area. Once a week, they teach people with diabetes during
group sessions on how to self-manage their chronic disease. They also provide
counseling and individual follow-up and help to organise the medical
consultations for the membership at the referral hospital in Thmar Pouk once or
twice a month, depending on the number of members who need to see the doctor.
They also help to supervise the 4 pharmacies that MoPoTsyo has contracted in