Poverty policy and regulation

Access to education and health care

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

Ministry urges schools uphold harmful food ban

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has renewed calls for all educational establishments across the country to uphold the ban on the sale of unhealthy or unsafe food, after finding that some are still failing to comply with food safety guidelines. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-schools-uphold-harmful-food-ban

Student health targeted under new gov’t policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-health-targeted-under-new-govt-policy

Koica, Childfund in rural education drive

ChildFund and Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) on Monday announced a new drive to improve primary education in rural Kratie province. “Koica has made $1.6 million in funding commitments over the next three years to expand the ‘Easy to Learn’ project in remote communities in ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-childfund-rural-education-drive

Germany donates €5M to boost local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-donates-eu5m-boost-local-services

James Ricketson fundraises for poor

Ricketson said after his release from prison in September that he started helping poor Cambodian scavengers many years ago and will resume again. He and three others started a fund-raising website “Family By Family”, hoping to initially raise $50,000. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/james-ricketson-fundraises-poor

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Hun Sen promises free hospital treatment, checkups for workers

In yet another potentially major new benefit to Cambodian workers ahead of next year’s national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced that employees in some of the country’s key industries would soon be able to receive free checkups and treatment at state hospitals. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-promises-free-hospital-treatment-checkups-for-workers-134079/

Hun Sen makes a plea for more child welfare

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on everyone whose work related to children to be conscientious and passionate about their job. He spoke at the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Regional Early Childhood Development Conference, which is being held over three days in Siem Reap City. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36025/hun-sen-makes-a-plea-for-more-child-welfare/

Ending poverty a big issue

The public has spoken and among their top priorities for spearheading sustainable development in Cambodia are eradicating poverty, administering quality education and achieving peace and justice, according to a new survey published by NGO World Vision. The survey takes focus on 2030’s UN Sustainable Development Goals ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31539/ending-poverty-a-big-issue/

Iodine levels dangerously low in moms, children

More than 60 percent of mothers and young children in Cambodia are suffering from dangerously low levels of iodine in what a new study describes as a “serious public health problem.”   ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/iodine-levels-dangerously-low-in-moms-children-111218/

Cambodia and UNICEF reinvest in country’s future

In an effort to identify and address “key barriers that impede the realization of children’s rights in Cambodia,” the Cambodian government and UNICEF Cambodia officially signed a new Country Program Action Plan yesterday, entering a three-year partnership that will cost an estimated $65 million, according ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21234/cambodia-and-unicef-reinvest-in-country---s-future/

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