Priority health concerns
Maternal and child health
NGO campaign urges mothers, fathers to be nurturing to children
Several NGOs, in collaboration with the government, held “My Good Husband, My Smart Children” event last week to promote nurturing care from both male and female caregivers for children from before birth until age 5, to help them thrive and reach their full potential. ...
Minister lauds cash support to all factory worker mothers, kids
Since 2018, the government has provided cash support to more than 356,000 female factory workers who gave birth. More than $35 million was shared with the mothers of over 358,000 children, said Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training. ...
Talks to extend maternity leave to six months start tomorrow
On Jan. 31, the government will hold a national discussion in Phnom Penh to discuss the potential extension of maternity leave for pregnant women who have just given birth. ...
Increased breastfeeding could save 2,000 lives per year: health ministry
Cambodia loses an estimated $137.7 million annually due to non-complete breastfeeding. The figure includes additional costs to the health system, increased mortality rates and damage to public health, according to a joint press release from the Ministry of Health, Helen Keller and other relevant organisations. ...
Child nutrition project runs to ‘27 in target trio
To help address acute malnutrition in Cambodia, Helen Keller International, supported by the Ministry of Health, has launched a project to treat and care for children with moderate to severe malnutrition in three target provinces. ...
NSSF paid out $5M to working mothers
According to a January 25 report by the Department of Social Security under the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), allowances were paid to a total of 55,770 women, who had a total of 56,173 children. Among them, 393 gave birth to twins and five to ...
Malnutrition workshop planned for capital
The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Helen Keller International, will organize a January 27 workshop to introduce the project “Treatment and care of children with an acute, moderate and severe malnutrition”. ...
Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...
Official: Mother, child care top priority
A senior Ministry of Health official said the maternal and child health protection programme has the highest priority in the ministry’s national strategy, and is also one angle of the government’s rectangular strategy. ...
First Lady applauds midwives’ dedication
Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, has lauded midwives’ contribution to Cambodia’s mother and child health achievements. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Japan provides $728,501 for medical care and reducing child mortality
Japan has agreed to provide $728,501 for three recipient organisations under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, to enhance the medical system to practice pediatric surgery, strengthen community care and support network for children, and improve the learning environment through primary school ...
Cash benefits paid out to over 5,000 women who gave birth in May
In the first five months of this year, the government provided 10 billion riel ($2.46 million) through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to 25,867 low-income female workers who gave birth to 26,057 babies. ...
$7.9 million in maternal allowances paid by NSSF to garment workers last year
More than 80,000 women received maternity allowances last year amounting to $7.9 million from the government through the National Social Security Fund. ...
Cash aid improves maternal and child healthcare in Kingdom
An inter-ministerial statement was issued last week highlighting the achievements and further initiatives of the government’s cash subsidy programme for pregnant women, which seeks to promote maternal and child welfare and improve the wellbeing of children from impoverished families. ...
Japan aid to improve Kingdom’s agriculture, health and youth sectors
The Japanese government today donated a total of $890,471 for the development of irrigation systems, maternal and child healthcare, and youth capacity building in the Kingdom. ...
PM warns of decline in breastfeeding
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday noted a decline in the number of mothers breastfeeding their children and appealed for help reversing the trend. The Planning Ministry previously said the number of breastfeeding mothers dropped from 73.5 percent in 2010 to 65 percent in 2014. ...
Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses
The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...
Midwives celebrated on national day
The contribution of midwives to Cambodia’s maternal and infant health was praised by the government as the Kingdom celebrated the National Day of Midwife on Sunday. Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree in 2008, designating May 5 as the National Day of Midwife – ...
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 ...
Child mortality rates drop in the Kingdom
Speaking during an annual workshop in Siem Reap province – Review on Child’s Health and Progress of Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) Implementation in Cambodia – Kumanan Rasanathan said the mortality rate among children under five declined last year to 29 per 1,000, compared to ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya