Response to COVID-19 in Cambodia

When the country faced serious waves of COVID-19 in 2021, WISE raised funds for our partners to promote hygiene in rural communities. 


Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia had initially remained relatively unaffected. As of January 2021, the country had reported fewer than 400 cases and no deaths (WHO Cambodia, 2021).

Unfortunately, come late February, a wave of cases hit Cambodia. And the country recorded its first COVID-19 death in March (Nikkei Assia, 2021).

With the situation escalating, WISE reached out to partners Community Training Organization for Development (CTOD) and Neakpoan Organization for Development (NOD) to offer support.

CTOD and NOD promoted hygiene in villages in Battambang and Tbong Khmum provinces


Dec 2021 outreach

In response to Omicron, CTOD and NOD trained residents of Svay Sor village, Boeung Tim village and Phnom village on how to stay safe, and distributed masks and soap.

April 2021 outreach

Together with the commune health centre, Department of Women’s Affairs, commune chief, and village chief, CTOD and NOD spoke to low-income households about how they could stay safe, and distributed masks and soap. 

The village chief also distributed posters to households that could not attend.