Cambodia Health Equity Funds


URC developed a national strategy and surveillance system to ensure that those meeting poverty criteria have access to high-quality health services. The system provided access to Health Equity Funds (HEFs), a funding mechanism that gives vulnerable populations access to health services. URC sought to ensure that those eligible had access to affordable quality health services. The project emphasized increased use of the health services by the poor and mitigated the effects of infectious disease epidemics and of malnutrition.


  • HEFs in 25 of Cambodia’s 76 operational districts supported 20% of all hospitalizations in the public health system
  • More than 70% of women covered by HEFs delivered at hospitals or health centers compared to 40% in areas without HEF coverage
2006 to 2009
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Regions/ Countries