Khmer HIV / Aids NGO Alliance (KHANA)

Khmer HIV / Aids NGO Alliance (KHANA)

Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA) was established in 1996 in Phnom Penh. KHANA functions as a linkage organisation to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance,  being the largest national NGO providing HIV prevention, care and support services at the community level in Cambodia. KHANA also plays an integral role in integrated sexual and reproductive health, family planning, maternal-child health, TB and livelihoods programs all over Cambodia.

Find out more on the KHANA website.

Meet our alumni

Phillip Anderson, KHANA, Winter Vacation 2017

What do you study and where did you go on your PACE International activity?

I studied a Bachelor of Human Science Majoring in Public Health: Policy and Promotion and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to work for KHANA which is the leading organisation in the country which deals with HIV/AIDS.

What was your role or project at your host organisation?

During my placement, I was involved in the formulation of a communication strategy for a local clinic which was funded by KHANA, however in a few months the clinic would lose its funding and would be required to become self reliant. KHANA also provided us with a number of mini projects, ranging from the creation of case studies, reports about other KHANA projects, this gave us the opportunity to travel to different provinces to experience these projects.

What attracted you to the PACE International program?

It’s something different, I have always enjoyed travelling and when I saw the opportunity to travel and for it to contribute to my degree it was honestly a no-brainer.

What advice would you give a student who is thinking of applying for a PACE International activity?

Do it, it was honestly one of the best experiences and highlights of my degree, I also formed close bonds with the other university students who I travelled with, who I still am in touch with today.

What was the best part of your PACE International experience?

Working within a different culture entirely different to Australia was a crazy experience, it was incredible to be able to work alongside other people who dedicate their lives to public health. As well as this having the ability to travel over the weekend and visit Angkor Wat was also an amazing experience.

Unit info

*Please note that the unit availability, timing and activities are always subject to change

UnitUnit timingOverseas activity timingActivity examples
HLTH300Session 1/
Session 2 (after activity)
Session 3/
Winter Vacation
Design a communication plan that KHANA can use to further enhance their advocacy efforts and promote their clinical services to the Cambodian public especially around the area of HIV/AIDS
SSCI301Session 1/
Session 2 (before activity)
Session 3/
Winter Vacation
Support the project report of TB REACH Wave 5-Scale Up Project, including a visit to the project sites to observe how the project is operated
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