Life is a constant struggling and challenging but beautiful and meaningful! This blogger is a diary related to my living, my study, my views while I am away from home. Please enjoy it and make comments. From November 2010, the site will be used as a forum to share views with friends and colleagues related to public health and issues found interesting in Cambodia
- Name: Sopheab
- Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Interest in health research and evaluation particularly in the field of HIV related risk behavior, prevention, care and treatment. Also, a faculty member, School of Public Health, National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 29, 2013
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, December 06, 2010
WHO 6 buidling blocks of health system
They are the followings:
• A good health service delivery with quality and effectiveness
• A well-performing health workforce (sufficient numbers and mix of staff, fairly distributed, competent, responsive and productive)
• A well-functioning health information
• A well-functioning health system to ensures equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies with quality
• A good health systems financing (for pro poor)
• Governance and leadership ensuring strategic policy frameworks existed and paying attention to system-design, and accountability.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
My first book published by Lambert academic publishing
Cambodia is one of the few countries in the world to achieve the MDG in reversing the spread of HIV, with the prevalence falling from 3% in 1998 to 0.7% in 2008. The decline indicates a high commitment from government and civil society in the fight against HIV. The book highlights the success in multiple interventions and challenges facing over the course of the epidemic. The work is based on different studies conducted over the course of preventive interventions from 2002 to 2005 to investigate the epidemiological context of the epidemic, and how this is related to changes in risk behaviours in the general population and in sub-groups of the population. Results from this work suggest an optimistic future in HIV control and prevention in Cambodia. However, challenges do remain, including the reliable quality of HIV/STI service deliveries, the sustainability of preventive programmes, and the dependency of heavily external funding supports. This book should be useful for students and professionals in public health especially for program planners and researchers, or anyone who may be interested in the development of HIV prevention and control in developing countries.
About the Author
received his MD degree in Cambodia (1994), MPH degree (2001) from the University of Washington, USA, and PhD degree (2009) from the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway. Currently, he is a Director of Strategic Information Department of Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA) in Cambodia.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sharing an experience in writing a peer reviewed paper
Keep in mind that you should feel free to write down whatever you can think of if you do not have any ideas to start with. References must be cited properly. My suggestion is to read few similar published papers to get ideas how other authors structured their papers. The research paper usually goes through several drafts before it is finalized. From my experience, revising a manuscript more than 10 to 15 times with your supervisor and co-authors is common before it is finally submitted to the intended journal.
1. Penerger TV, Hudelson PM. Writing a research article: advice to beginners. Intl J Qual Health Care 2004; 16:191-192
*Next time I will post some useful resources for academic writing. I hope you will find it useful. Please share your ideas and comments.