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In 2004, CI began working with CARE Cambodia and other NGOs in the villages in and around the Central Cardamoms Protected Forest (CCPF) to explore and implement activities that promoted the relationship between healthy communities and environmental protection.
The goal of the project was to reduce population pressures on biodiversity in the CCPF, which would reduce the number of people that must rely on illegal use of the natural resources that exist within the protected areas.
CARE provided essential support and capacity building to the provincial health care system for the delivery of primary health care, family planning and reproductive health services to remote areas. In addition, CARE conducted outreach health and information and education visits to the remote communities and implemented a youth center to increase adolescent knowledge of population, health and environment approaches.
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