|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||# 52, St. 282, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1,
Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh
|Country:||Cambodia (new code CMB)|
||Korsang is a small grass roots program located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a fairly new program, beginning in September 2004, which has recently increased its small staff of 5 employees to 22 employees. Korsang staff are trained risk reductionists who are working with the Cambodian population in the prevention of IDU related HIV and other drug related harm. The main component of the Korsang team is to engage in intensive, risk reduction based IDU and drug user outreach and education through peer related connection. Korsang opened a drop in center in Tonle Bassac Phnom Penh in December 2004.
The Korsang team has completed an in-depth educational process and is thoroughly in Risk Reduction education and service delivery. Each staff member has been trained extensively in Risk Reduction theory and practice including Risk Reduction history, philosophy, strategy, principles, motivational interviewing, engagement techniques, strength based approach, outreach, ethics, healing through relationship, HIV, basic first aid, viral hepatitis, STD prevention, vein care, overdose, non-traditional referral and case management. Korsang employees have graduated from a college level case management course offered by two PhDÂs from Providence Rhode Island. Each team member who completed the course received college credit and US standard case management certification.
Korsang is targeting Cambodians who are engaged in injection drug use and yama use who are currently un-served and at serious risk of HIV and other health-related hazards that accompany drug use and high-risk sexual behavior. Korsang staff visits areas where street based injection drug use is a serious issue and sex worker areas where yama and unprotected sex go hand in hand.