PUBLISHED: 27 August 2019

Promoting decentralization

MoH provides authorization on some functions to sub-national level (Operational District). Provincial Health Department is now responsible for developing its own development plan including budget planning. The Deputy Provincial Health Director and lower levels could be appointed by provincial governor and provincial council committee. Several functions (maintaining health centres [hygiene, electricity, water, etc.]; [ii] providing motivation and support to community health mechanisms; [iii] motivating health centre staff; [iv] promoting community health service outreach and 24-hr standby services; [v] sponsoring periodic technical support diagnosis and regular backstopping from doctors; [vi] strengthening M&E and control mechanisms) and $US 150,000 had been transferred to 5 districts in Pursat and Battambang by the end of 2014.