People Health Development Association

People Health Development Association

People Health Development Association

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PHD was established in August 2005, by a group of youth and students. It is a non-political, secular, non-profit local non-government organisation (LNGO). PHD works with and for young people to create positive social change by improving and promoting youth participation in Cambodian social issues.

PHD's Vision

PHD is committed to the dignity and freedom of all members of society and seeks to improve the quality of life of all people, specifically those made vulnerable by poverty and living with HIV/AIDS. PHD works with the Cambodian government and local communities to promote sustainable development, poverty reduction and positive attitudes regarding human rights, gender relations, health education and youth empowerment.

PHD's Mission

  • To provide youth and families with basic knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, safe sex, safe motherhood and HIV/AIDS transmission.
  • To engage Cambodia youth in positive social efforts, such as prevention and protection from disease. 
  • To reduce prevalence and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in the female population.
  • To promote gender equality among youth, presenting young women with opportunities to actively participate in social work.
  • To increase political, community and familial support for youth SRH interventions.
  • Enable youth to participate in the development and implementation of policies that promote improved sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and prevent gender-based violence, STD's including HIV/AIDS and drug-related harm.
  • Reduce HIV vulnerability and promote youth participation in HIV/AIDS prevention in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Educate the youth community about HIV/AIDS, safe sex and sexual and reproductive health.
  • Inform youth about their prevention options, such as condom use.
  • Improve access to comprehensive health education for new youth generations.


PHD works at the grass roots level with local youth associations and networks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PHD serves as an umbrella organisation, designed to connect youth groups working with a similar mission. PHD works closely with Networking of Asian PAcific Youth (NAPY), UN Youth Advisory Panel in Cambodia, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Asian Pacific Conference on Tobacco (APACT) and other local NGO's, youth clubs and youth associations at partner universities.

Projects to Date

  • Men Engagement to Stop Violence against Women Project, funded by UN-Trust Fund (UNIFEM) through CARE International.
  • Youth Engagement to Stop Violence Against Women (YES) Project, through ICT (Information Communication Technology), funded by MDG3/APC through Open Institue Organisation
  • Youth Initiative Project (YIP), funded by Staying Alive Foundation (MTV)

YIP is the current project to be developed by PHD, which focuses on the HIV/AIDS awareness of Cambodian youth and university students. They have set up a referral network, a youth hotline and will organise awareness campaigns and outreach activities on World AIDS Day, International Youth Day and International Women's Day, to engage youth and distribute educational materials.


To find out more about PHD's projects, check out their Facebook pages:

PHD Youth Initiative Project (YIP)

PHD Yes Project

Keep updated on our blog at:

 PHD Association BlogSpot

Or contact us at


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The Staying Alive Foundation

This organisation is a Staying Alive Foundation grantee and has been rewarded for its exceptional work addressing HIV and AIDS in its community. At the Staying Alive Foundation, we give out small sums of money to youth-led initiatives that we believe in, trust, and are genuinely inspired by.