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New PM proposes daycare centres and schools for factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet is urging stakeholders to plan and establish onsite community daycare centres, schools and cafeterias so the children of factory workers can receive care services and enjoy the opportunity to learn. ...

Hang Punreay

New govt planning more state aid

While fresh aid is being planned for the impoverished through the social security fund, the incoming administration will keep up the practice of giving allowances to expectant mothers and young children. ...

Tith Kongnov

It’s crowded at Kantha Bopha III

Pregnant women who sought antenatal care and delivery services at Siem Reap’s Kantha Bopha III Hospital increased by 35% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.                         ...

Hang Punreay

$2 mil raised for Kantha Bopha

With the help of 220,000 generous donors, the Cambodian Kantha Bopha Foundation has raised more than $2 million for children through its “10,000 Riels – 10,000 Donors campaign”. ...

Torn Vibol

Traditional birth attendants watch over mothers in Cambodia

The remote village of Sre Veal Koet, Cambodia, lies at the end of a dusty road 36 kilometers (approx. 22 miles) from the nearest health center. The road isn’t always dusty; in the rainy season, it becomes deep mud. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Financial support offered to pregnant civil servants

FacebookTwitterEmailShareThe government will expand its support programme to female civil servants and contract workers who become pregnant, as enjoyed by pregnant garment workers to alleviate hardship and reduce poverty in Cambodia. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia has about 76,000 people living with HIV

A senior official of the National AIDS Authority said that there are about 76,000 people living with HIV in Cambodia, a worrying increase that requires people to be more vigilant and pay attention to their health. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM says don’t discriminate against HIV/AIDS victims, employ them

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on people not to stigmatise or discriminate against the people living with HIV, instead provide them with employment opportunities the same as other citizens. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

HIV/AIDS infections rise among some male groups and youths

The Deputy Director of the National AIDS Authority (NAA), Dr Tia Phalla, said the 2025 target to end HIV/AIDS in Cambodia is unlikely to be met due to increasing cases. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Sharp drop in malaria cases

Cambodia’s malaria cases have gone down dramatically in the past five years thanks to effective measures. ...

Hang Punreay

PM calls for 2025 end to malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the nation to work together to completely eradicate malaria from Cambodia by 2025 and from the world by 2030. ...

Chea Sokny

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. ...

Hong Raksmey

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. ...

Sem Pisey

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. ...

Nhoek Samoun

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. ...

Neang Sokunthea

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. ...

Sem Pisey

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 ...

Neang Sokunthea

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”. ...

Lay Samean

Malaria cases in Cambodia decline by six percent in 2022

Cambodia recorded 4,042 cases of malaria in 2022, a decrease of 6 percent from 4,318 cases in 2021, a health official said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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