URC 2014 Photography Contest Winner - Boran Mao

Boran Mao, Graphic Designer for the Quality Health Services Project in Cambodia, submitted the winning photo in the "Learning and Teaching" category of URC's 2014 Photography Contest. In the photo below, Nurse Koy Somontha demonstrated how to correctly measure a child's height using a board at Raing Til Health Center in Pursat, Cambodia on May 22, 2014. He also explained clinical signs of malnutrition and demonstrated how to properly weigh the child to assess if he is malnourished. This activity was the practical part of a training in screening and treating of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), a serious issue in Cambodia.

The SAM training is part of the on-going work of the Quality Health Services (QHS) Project. QHS, a new USAID-funded project that- like its predecessor, the Better Health Services Project- is working to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (RMNCHN) services in all the health centers (550) and referral hospitals (38) in nine Cambodian provinces by improving sustainable, quality health systems.

Through QHS, URC is using a sustainable health systems strengthening approach to improve the quality of basic newborn care, including the detection, referral, and management of neonatal complications. We also focus on timely, quality care for women with obstetric complications, and we provide information on family planning methods – especially long-acting and permanent ones. Moreover, we provide referral linkages for obstetric, newborn and postnatal care and screening, counseling, referral, prevention, and treatment of child malnutrition and related diseases.

Congratulations to Boran and to the QHS team for their great work!

November 14, 2014
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