Public health

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Bun Rany, health minister laud efforts of midwives in Kingdom

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng raised the shortage of skilled midwives in Cambodia, which currently has more than 6,000 midwives, and urged stakeholders to consider the development of human resources in this sector in response to population growth. ...

Lay Samean

Publicise Kingdom as kidney transplant destination: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen advised that the Ministry of Health consider the possibility of advertising kidney transplant surgery in the country, as Cambodia has the ability to do so with successful kidney surgery having been performed here since 2010. ...

Mom Kunthear

Medical professionals urged to strengthen code of ethics

The Ministry of Health has instructed medical professionals to improve their abilities and abide by their code of ethics to stymie ongoing complaints, specifically being rude to patients. The ministry’s central committee issued the order on Tuesday during its annual review and outlook meeting in ...

Long Kimmarita

Focus shifts to oversight of health care providers

After a yearlong campaign to register health providers, the Ministry of Health and medical councils now say they must turn their focus to training and oversight of nurses and doctors in the field. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen

Medical school entrance exam conditions change

The National Exam Committee on Saturday changed the qualifications to sit exams for entrance to medical schools after Prime Minister Hun Sen made the suggestion on Facebook while replying to upset students. ...

Sen David

Misconceptions an obstacle to contraception use: study

The greatest obstacle to increased contraception use in Cambodia isn’t the price of birth control or the social stigma around using it, a new study has found, it is fear of side effects. What’s more, this fear may arise from the many disparate medical systems operating ...

Cristina Maza

Testing doctors possible: Ministry

The Ministry of Health (MoH) intends to discuss with Dr. Beat Richner the possibility of organizing a test for doctors in private clinics throughout the Kingdom about their professional knowledge, a spokesman confirmed yesterday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Gov’t health workers underpaid: study

Cambodia’s public health workers are underpaid and poorly trained, with a whopping 98 per cent relying on a second job to supplement their income, according to a recent report. ...

Erin Handley

Unlicensed medic arrested over patient’s death

An unlicensed medic was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on Monday after administering three injections to a patient who then died en route to a nearby clinic, a police official said on Tuesday. ...

Phan Soumy

Untrained & unlicensed: a look at Cambodia’s public health system

When the Cambodia National Assembly passed the 2016 national budget last December Cambodia’s public health system was not high on the list for additional resources, receiving a meager 8 per cent increase from the year prior, or $275 million. Admirably education received a boost of ...

Vat Vin

Illegal oil leads to arrests

Two farmers were arrested and charged yesterday after police found more than 100 liters of safrole oil in their Sala Kumrou village residence in Pursat City’s Phteash Prey commune, according to police chief Lieutenant Colonel Chhorn Rith. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Life begins for health sciences lab

The Kingdom’s first clinical skills and simulation laboratories were inaugurated yesterday at the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh along with computerised exam rooms – part of the public university’s strategic four-year plan launched in 2014. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Doctor group subject of police investigation

Police in Siem Reap province yesterday shuttered an unlicensed medical clinic they say was using more than 100 unregistered medicines, though the clinic’s owner insisted the raid was in response to rival clinics complaining about their prices being undercut by his charitable operation. ...

Taing Vida

Doctor gets 25 years for HIV outbreak

An unlicensed doctor was sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday after being found guilty by Battambang Provincial Court of “torture with aggravating circumstances” for infecting hundreds of people with HIV.Yem Chroeum, 56, stared at the ground as presiding judge Yich Chheanavy read out the ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy

Doctor’s unintentional murder charge dropped

A doctor who had been accused of causing a woman to die in labour because he abandoned her during childbirth to go to a party had charges against him dropped by the Court of Appeal on Monday. ...

Kim Sarom

Doctor tried over fraud allegations

A medical doctor accused of fraud by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court admitted at trial yesterday to swindling $10,000 and a car from his business partners as they were setting up a pharmacy earlier this year.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Unlicensed doctor flees after patient dies in Kompong Thom

A doctor is on the run following the death of a young woman in Kompong Thom province, who died on Friday after receiving an injection from the doctor at an unlicensed clinic, police said Sunday. ...

Kang Sothear

4,000 unlicensed health care providers: ministry

The Ministry of Health yesterday issued a tally of illegal health-service providers in the country, saying there were nearly 4,000 such facilities as of August. ...

Sen David

Mobile voice messages a hit with new moms

Dr. Thearith helps thousands of women in Kampong Chhnang province care for their babies. He provides them with advice about how to breastfeed, how to keep their infants from contracting malaria, and how to avoid infections. ...

Srey Kumneth and Jonathan Cox

Official arrested for botched op

The director of the Stung Treng Provincial Health Department and owner of the Stung Treng Sekong Clinic was arrested and sent to court yesterday after a doctor under his charge performed a botched abortion that resulted in a woman’s death.​ ...

Pech Sotheary

Over 3,000 illegal doctors in country: Ministry

A Health Ministry official said Thursday that an investigation in the wake of a devastating HIV outbreak in Battambang province’s Roka commune late last year had revealed more than 3,000 unlicensed doctors operating across the country. ...

Khy Sovuthy and George Wright

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