Infectious disease and poverty are not bounded by international borders, and so this year the Cambodian Health Committee took the major step of expanding its operations to new frontiers in Southeast Asia and Africa. With the help of our generous donors, we launched projects aimed at children and adults affected by tuberculosis and HIV in Ethiopia. This is all in addition to continuously enhancing our existing programs in Cambodia and our pioneering approach of linking scientific discovery with delivery of care.
Our new name reflects this international expansion, but our approach remains the same: By focusing on one person at a time and providing medicine, education, and support, we cure tuberculosis and treat AIDS. Through advocacy, training and research programs, we constantly work to build local health care infrastructure, and make scientific discoveries to improve care for everyone. To date, GHC/CHC efforts in Cambodia have resulted in more than 17,000 tuberculosis cures and 4000 lives extended by HIV medicines and care.