Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

Hun Sen pushes for malaria-free Kingdom

The government has called on all relevant institutes and local authorities, as well as international development partners, to help make Cambodia a malaria-free country. Prime Minister Hun Sen released a letter this week to celebrate World Malaria Day today under the theme Ready to Beat ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483342/hun-sen-pushes-for-malaria-free-kingdom-2/

Cases of malaria nearly doubled over past year

Health Ministry officials said the number of malaria cases in 2017 increased nearly 100 percent if compared to the previous year during a meeting to set a strategy to reduce the rate in 2018. The National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control issued an official ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110503/cases-malaria-nearly-doubled-past-year/

Rumours ‘hurt malaria efforts’

A study of the mass administration of anti-malarial drugs in two provinces of Cambodia has shown the challenges that surface during such interventions, including the spread of “rumours” among villagers, which can decrease participation, new research shows. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rumours-hurt-malaria-efforts

Malaria cases on the decline

Officials from the Ministry of Health said the numbers of malaria cases was roughly similar in 2017 as it was in 2016.​Authorities only reported one death from malaria this year, but sill called for people to take every possible measure to prevent the disease.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099377/malaria-cases-decline/

Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-cambodias-hiv-funding

WHO tests new malaria therapy

High failure rates of the frontline medication to treat malaria in Southern Vietnam have revived concerns that parasites resistant to multiple drugs, first observed in Cambodia’s Pailin province, may be spreading. Meanwhile, experts in the Kingdom are currently testing alternative treatment options to stay ahead ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-tests-new-malaria-therapy

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/

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

PM backs war against malaria

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for renewed effort to wipe out malaria in Cambodia by 2025 in a message to mark World Malaria Day on Tuesday. There were 23,627 cases of malaria in the country last year, a decrease of 54 percent compared with 2015, which ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37826/pm-backs-war-against-malaria/

Monkey-based malaria strain poses 'high risk' to humans: study

A new study has predicted that even if Cambodia manages to eradicate so-called “human” strains of malaria by 2025 – a key government goal – it will continue be at “high risk” of infections from a strain of the parasite more typically found in wild ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monkey-based-malaria-strain-poses-high-risk-humans-study

Minister wants malaria eliminated by 2025

In recognition of this year’s World Malaria Day on Monday this week, the Health Minister reconfirmed Cambodia’s commitment to eliminate the disease by 2025 during a speech in Pailin on Monday. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24322/minister-wants-malaria-eliminated-by-2025/

Drug resistance triggers war to wipe out malaria in the Mekong region

No one knows exactly why resistance to malaria drugs always emerges first in this remote western province of Cambodia, nestled in the Cardamom Mountains. “The reasons are as much social as biological,” says malariologist Tom Peto, who is here in this dusty, unremarkable-looking town battling ...

Leslie Roberts
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/drug-resistance-triggers-war-wipe-out-malaria-mekong-region

Shift in focus for donors may spell trouble: study

Dwindling donor funding for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis could have a critical impact on low-income countries like Cambodia, a new study has found, with some health workers in the Kingdom saying that the squeeze is already being felt.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/shift-focus-donors-may-spell-trouble-study

Beyond bed nets: study tests new way to repel mosquitoes

A new study suggests that “emanators” that slowly release chemical vapors over time could be an effective way to keep mosquitoes at bay, even when people cannot shelter under mosquito nets. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23078/beyond-bed-nets--study-tests-new-way-to-repel-mosquitoes/

Cautious optimism as malaria drug cocktail makes a comeback

Amid mounting international concern over the emergence of drug-resistant malaria in the Kingdom’s western provinces, a drug cocktail discontinued in 2008 has been reintroduced to stunning success – though how long that success can be sustained is uncertain. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cautious-optimism-malaria-drug-cocktail-makes-comeback

Aussie researchers make "important step" toward defeating malaria

Australian scientists have made a significant breakthrough in tackling malaria, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.Research led by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, has discovered compounds which can target the parasite present in the mosquito-borne virus. ...

Tian Shaohui
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/11/c_135089308.htm

Malaria drugs rolled out two years after government decision

The head of the government’s National Malaria Center said on Tuesday that mefloquine-based malaria drugs began arriving in western Cambodia earlier this month, two years after local and international health experts agreed they were needed to combat the parasite’s growing resistance to other medicines. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/malaria-drugs-rolled-out-two-years-after-government-decision-105194/

Latest malaria drug resistance sparks fears

A new study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has confirmed that resistance is growing to one of the key drugs being used to fight malaria in Cambodia, a situation likely to worsen and which could lead to a growing caseload in the ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/latest-malaria-drug-resistance-sparks-fears-104930/

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