Report on the health status of woman workers in the Cambodian garment industry.
Three years and eight months of political turmoil under the Pol Pot regime came to an end in January 1979. In this short time, it is estimated that about three million people died1 as a result of torture, violence, starvation, and from preventable diseases. Most parts of Cambodia were destroyed leaving the majority of people in extreme poverty. Almost all of the social structures were also totally destroyed.
From 1979-1989, the Government of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea tried torebuild the country from the devastation. The two major sectors it focused strongly on were health and education. Under the communist political system in the 1980s, Cambodian health services were free for all people as the government received support from Communist countries like Cuba, GDR, Hungary, Poland, the USSR, and Vietnam. In order to improve the health sector, a lot of medicalstaff were sent to supportive countries, especially Cuba and USSR, to be trained. Medicine and technical supports as well as medical experts came from these countries to Cambodia, and Vietnamese experts were based in all the hospitals in Cambodia.
The end of the Cold War in the late 1980s had a serious impact on Cambodia. Support was cut off after the Soviet Union collapsed, and afte r the Vietnamese administration and military withdrew. In 1991, the government of the People ’ s Republic of Cambodia reached an agreement with all the factions of the civil war and the Paris Peace Agreement was signed by all parties.
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tags : Health , Labour, 2005

Research for Sexworker June 2005
June 2005
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tags : Human Rights, Community based Organizing,2005