Choam Ksant District, Preah Vihear Province / 2016
by Action Against Hunger US (Google)

This Link NCA was conducted between December 2015-March 2016 in Choam Ksant district, situated in the North-East Province of Preah Vihear, which borders Thailand and Laos. The region has a history of immigration, relocation and conflict with Thailand. Choam Ksant district was chosen because of the low presence of NGO’s and poor nutrition indicators in the region. According to the most recent DHS (Demographic Health Survey), the prevalence of stunting was as high as 44.3% and the MAM rate was among the highest for all provinces at 13.8%. Results showed that major risk factors for under-nutrition were open defecation and unhygienic environment and high prevalence of illness in children under 5-years. “Poor care practices” was also rated as an important contributing risk factor as it impacts other risk factors such as: poor hygiene practices, poor drinking water treatment, feeding practices, and prevention and treatment of illness. Poor care practices were perceived by communities as resulting from time constraints due to high maternal workloads. Poor maternal wellness and gender issues were also identified as important contributing factors.

Link NCA Final Report Preah Vihear Cambodia