Public health

Development assistance for health sector

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV

UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664742/unaids-proposes-fast-track-initiative-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

‘Only few people seek medical help abroad’

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said on Tuesday that not many people in the Kingdom go abroad for medical treatment. He was replying to a statement that said Cambodians tended to go to hospitals in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, and other countries for the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-few-people-seek-medical-help-abroad

Swiss to aid Kantha Bopha Hospitals for three more years

The Swiss government will provide $12 million to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals for three years more, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Sunday. He said Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Siebber announced his government’s commitment on Thursday during a meeting with him at the ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545335/swiss-to-aid-kantha-bopha-hospitals-for-three-more-years/

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/

Sesan villagers request facilities

Over 50 families affected by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have sent a letter to the provincial governor and prominent tycoon Kith Meng requesting a number of public service facilities for the community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-villagers-request-facilities

China gifts medical equipment to state-run military hospital

China’s Ministry of Defence yesterday provided 24 kinds of medical equipment to the state-run Preah Ket Mealea military hospital to support heart and blood treatments. During a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Lieutenant General Ly Sovan, director of Preah Ket Mealea Hospital, said the hospital has often ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110602/china-gifts-medical-equipment-state-run-military-hospital/

Cambodia and the West's common enemy: Tuberculosis

Estimates suggest that 0.38 percent of Cambodians have contracted TB, an alarming statistic for a country still recovering from decades of conflict. This rate shows an improvement from the early 2000s, when up to 1.5 percent of Cambodians had the disease. Even so, villagers who live far ...

Austin Bodetti
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/cambodia-and-the-wests-common-enemy-tuberculosis/

Grant excludes HIV support group

A national network of people living with HIV, which has been key in helping coordinate anti-HIV services at the grassroots level, is now being excluded from a new Global Fund grant, raising “deep” concerns, according to NGOs and a leaked internal email sent to government ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grant-excludes-hiv-support-group

External funds driving policy: report

A new study has found that external donors wield outsize influence in determining national health care policies in Cambodia. The research was published earlier this month in the journal of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study focused on Cambodia and Pakistan, ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/external-funds-driving-policy-report

Japan donates another US$120,000 to promote child and mother health in Kampong Cham

Government of Japan has donated an additional amount of US$120,000 to promote mother and child health in vulnerable areas of Kampong Cham province. ...

Mom Chandara Soleil
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108246

Prime Minister vows to keep children’s hospitals running

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the government to draw up a plan to fund the country’s popular Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals on Monday, four months after the long-serving director of the foundation that runs them resigned. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-vows-to-keep-childrens-hospitals-running-2-132837/

Global Fund donates $98m despite graft investigation

Global Fund will provide $98 million to fight malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs from 2018 to 2020, an official said on Thursday, with the donor seemingly banking on improved oversight to prevent alleged government fraud and nepotism it described as recently as March. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-donates-98m-despite-graft-investigation-132750/

French project to set up day care services for factory workers

France has pledged nearly $400,000 to set up maternal health and early childhood services, including child care centers, at a dozen garment factories across Cambodia, the French Embassy said on Wednesday. ...

Hannah Hawkins
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/french-project-to-set-up-day-care-services-for-factory-workers-132702/

New methods needed for malaria treatment: study

A study published in the Malaria Journal last week suggests that to combat malaria, the outmoded approach of mass anti-malarial drug administration may be effective, but only if local community leaders play a prominent role. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-methods-needed-malaria-treatment-study

Fraud at malaria centre: Global Fund report uncovers ‘systematic’ double billing, nepotism

A report by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed evidence of corruption and nepotism at Cambodia’s National Malaria Centre (CNM), first revealed by The Post last year, calling the centre’s oversight “dysfunctional and unauditable”. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fraud-malaria-centre-global-fund-report-uncovers-systematic-double-billing-nepotism

Kingdom asked to up AIDS fund

Cambodia has been asked to more than double its yearly contribution toward the fight against HIV/AIDS to at least $3.2 million in each of the next three years, an official from the National AIDS Authority said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-asked-aids-fund

Switzerland to keep supporting Richner’s hospitals

The Swiss government has vowed to help secure long-term financial sustainability for the Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals. Last week Beat Richner, the founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital and a Health Ministry adviser, resigned from his position as managing director due to health ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37191/switzerland-to-keep-supporting-richner---s-hospitals/

China to donate new infectious disease lab

Cambodia and China inked a deal yesterday to build a new communicable disease control facility in the Kingdom for the country to expand its capacity to detect and respond to communicable disease outbreaks, such as Zika and Ebola, in a timely fashion. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-donate-new-infectious-disease-lab

Surrogacy to be legal

Authorities are preparing a draft law to make surrogacy legal with a range of protections for the women and babies involved. News of the move emerged yesterday after a meeting between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and newly appointed United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative to Cambodia ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35333/surrogacy-to-be-legal/

NGOs may have stymied government health care: report

A new study examining the development of health care in post-conflict societies suggests that the influx of NGOs in Cambodia may have weakened the government health sector. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-may-have-stymied-government-health-care-report

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