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GHF Rebecca: Cambodia 101

Although major changes have been implemented to help improve the lives and wellness of the roughly 15 million people living in Cambodia, many continue to live in poverty. Many of the biggest challenges facing the country fall within the realm of public health. For over 20 years, Population Services International (PSI) has been present in Cambodia, working to tackle serious issues like HIV prevention, reproductive health and family planning, child survival (diarrhea prevention and treatment and pneumonia treatment), and malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

In 2013, PSI-Cambodia evolved into Population Services Khmer (PSK), a local non-governmental organization whose mission is to improve the health of low-income and vulnerable Cambodians through affordable, market-driven solutions in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia. As part of my Global Health Fellowship, I supported the assessment of local markets and PSI Asia’s social franchise model and best practices for PSK to support the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC). My work aims to inform PSK’s business practices.

Rebecca Stoll is an access manager within the Pfizer Essential Health Business unit. In Rebecca’s current position, she creates analyses of the German hospital market by following trends, political developments, business opportunities, pricing, reimbursement and product management. Prior to joining Pfizer, Rebecca worked in various industries including management consulting and nursing.

From April through August 2016, Rebecca served as a 2016 Global Health Fellow with Population Services International (PSI)’s network member, Population Services Khmer (PSK), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PSI is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like preventing and treating HIV/AIDS, access to family planning products and services, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. While volunteering as a Global Health Fellow, Rebecca helped conduct a regional marketing assessment and access analysis of PSI Asia’s social franchise model.