Public health

Hospitals and clinics

Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. He said on Facebook charity organisations have donated about $80 million, while the government donated about $30 million. “This budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668224/millions-of-dollars-to-modernise-calmette/

PM: Gov’t to inject millions to modernise Calmette Hospital

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the government will provide $30 million for the state-run Calmette Hospital to continue the construction of a new 12-storey building. Estimated to cost $39.7 million, the building is currently only 17 per cent complete. In a Facebook ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-govt-inject-millions-modernise-calmette-hospital

King opens first heart surgery centre in Phnom Penh after donating $1.2M

At the inauguration ceremony of the Heart Surgery Centre II – named Kantha Bopha-Sihamoni Monineath – at Kantha Bopha I Children’s Hospital in Phnom Penh on Thursday, King Norodom Sihamoni said he and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk had donated $1.2 million towards its construction. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-opens-first-heart-surgery-centre-phnom-penh-after-donating-12m

E-hospital system launched

The Ministry of Health formally launched the Kingdom’s first digital hospital service, using the new Peth Yoeung system, on Thursday at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh following a successful one-month trial. Peth Yoeung, an innovative web-based hospital operating management system for the digital ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/e-hospital-system-launched

Nokor Tep women’s hospital launched in Phnom Penh

The Women’s Affairs Ministry last week launched the Nokor Tep hospital in Dangkor district in a bid to provide female reproductive services to those less fortunate. Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi said the hospital’s first task is to secure equipment and human resources. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589884/nokor-tep-womens-hospital-launched-in-phnom-penh/

Kantha Bopha announces drop in infant mortality rate

The Kantha Bopha Hospitals founded by Swiss paediatrician Dr Beat Richner, who passed away last year aged 71, has reported a drop in the infant mortality rate last year. “The mortality rate among hospitalised children was 0.23 per cent, while in 2017, the mortality rate ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-announces-drop-infant-mortality-rate

Cambodian lab first to receive quality award

The Medical Laboratory of the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia has become the first medical laboratory in the Kingdom to be awarded ISO 15189 accreditation, following a six-year quality improvement initiative to meet international standards, laboratory deputy director Cheng Sokleaph said on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-lab-first-receive-quality-award

‘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

China’s mobile clinics to boost rural health

Twenty mobile clinics out of 40 provided by the Chinese government were deployed yesterday in 11 citities and provincial health departments to bring timely and effective services to people, especially in rural areas. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50492136/chinas-mobile-clinics-to-boost-rural-health/

Hun Sen officially launches Kantha Bopha foundation in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday announced the creation of a foundation to raise money to support the country’s five Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Hun Sen also said tycoon Kith Meng had donated property valued at $8 million that ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-officially-launches-kantha-bopha-foundation-cambodia

Japan funds education and health

The Japanese government yesterday provided grant assistance worth nearly $350,000 to support IT education for disabled young Cambodians, as well as the construction of hospital buildings in three provinces across the kingdom. The agreement was signed at the Japanese embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon between ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108990/japan-funds-education-and-health/

China to provide 40 mobile health clinics

Forty mobile clinics and other tools will arrive in the kingdom in April and October following an agreement signed between the Health Ministry and the Chinese embassy in Cambodia. The signing ceremony for the agreement was held earlier this month, according to Health Minister Mam Bun ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108640/china-to-provide-40-mobile-health-clinics/

Cancer facility inaugurated

Cambodia’s National Cancer Center – a more than $23 million modern teaching facility – was inaugurated at Calmette Hospital yesterday, though the centre’s director and experts acknowledged that oncology services still fall well below the country’s demand. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cancer-facility-inaugurated

Japan to fund road, three hospitals

Japan has provided more than $300,000 to aid the government in its construction of a road and three hospitals in four provinces. The $329,736 grant was signed at the Japanese embassy yesterday by the Japanese ambassador, the director of the Preah Vihear provincial department of public ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5094166/japan-fund-road-three-hospitals/

Kantha Bopha marks 25 years of child health

Kantha Bopha hospitals have treated almost 17 million children and pregnant women at a cost of $632 million, the organisation said, as it celebrated its 25th anniversary last week. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089132/kantha-bopha-marks-25-years-child-health/

PM pledges new health centre over US bombs

In a speech to some 15,000 garment workers in Phnom Penh yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen returned to the topic of the United States’ war legacy in Cambodia, pledging to build a health centre for people purportedly suffering the after-effects of American chemical weapons in Svay ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-pledges-new-health-centre-over-us-bombs

New era looms for Kantha Bopha

During the first six months of this year, the hospitals recorded $7.7 million in private donations from Switzerland, compared to $7.4 million during the first six months in 2016, according to Laurent.   ...

Yesenia Amaro and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-era-looms-kantha-bopha

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/

Visa-free medical travel period tripled by Thais

The Thai government on Wednesday publicly announced that nationals of five countries, including Cambodia, can visit Thailand for up to 90 days without a visa to seek medical treatment, an official at the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/visa-free-medical-travel-period-tripled-thais

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/

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