Public health

Priority health concerns

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.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-mother-child-care-top-priority

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070399/first-lady-applauds-midwives-dedication/

Zero malaria deaths since 2018

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that despite the difficulties caused by the spread of Covid-19, the fight against malaria had continued efficiently and made a significant contribution to the achievement of Cambodia’s sustainable development goals 2016-2030. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-malaria-deaths-2018

HIV prevention highlighted by NAA on Valentine’s Day

The National AIDS Authority (NAA) took Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to educate the general public about HIV/AIDS prevention, especially among young people and those with same-sex partners. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hiv-prevention-highlighted-naa-valentines-day

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 ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010143/japan-provides-728501-for-medical-care-and-reducing-child-mortality/

Cambodia on the right track to achieving 2025 HIV target

Despite Cambodia being hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the Kingdom is still on the right track to achieve the 95-95-95 HIV treatment target by 2025. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980707/cambodia-on-the-right-track-to-achieving-2025-hiv-target/

HIV/AIDS victims will not be neglected during C-19

All the 75,000 HIV and 62,310 AIDS patients will continue getting their antiretroviral therapy and all other services and treatments during the Covid-19 pandemic, said National AIDS Authority (NAA) chairman leng Mouly. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908071/hiv-aids-victims-will-not-be-neglected-during-c-19/

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. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-benefits-paid-out-over-5000-women-who-gave-birth-may

Kingdom, development partners talk vaccination

On December 17, several government ministries called an emergency meeting with major aid organisations and partner nations about a procurement plan for Covid-19 vaccines and plans for implementing a vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-development-partners-talk-vaccination

PM to outline current Covid situation in national address

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to address the nation concerning the current condition and progress regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, including contributions by the public to fund buying vaccines. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-outline-current-covid-situation-national-address

Vaccine not a cure-all for Covid-19, official warns

While the government prepares to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, it has appealed to the public to understand that vaccinations will not be a panacea solution and to remember to remain vigilant in efforts to prevent spread of infection. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vaccine-not-cure-all-covid-19-official-warns

Rights groups appeal for prisons testing, as Hun Sen solicits vaccine funds

Three international and domestic rights groups said the government must test prisoners who may have been exposed to an Interior Ministry official who had the disease, with Prime Minister Hun Sen focused on soliciting funds for vaccine acquisitions. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/rights-groups-appeal-for-prisons-testing-as-hun-sen-solicits-vaccine-funds/

Combating HIV/AIDS remains government priority

The Cambodian government has reaffirmed its commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS in light of today being World AIDS Day. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787827/combating-hiv-aids-remains-government-priority/

Kingdom’s fight goes on against HIV/AIDS

Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cambodia still faces challenges in its bid to prevent new infections.​ ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50785480/kingdoms-fight-goes-on-against-hiv-aids/

Hungarian official tests positive for Covid-19 day after meeting Hun Sen

Top Cambodian officials are going into quarantine after Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who visited the country on Tuesday and signed three agreements in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen, tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Thailand on Wednesday. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://vodenglish.news/hungarian-official-tests-positive-for-covid-19-day-after-meeting-hun-sen/

70 percent decline in Malaria cases

The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that in the first nine months of this year, there has been a 70 percent decrease in malaria cases when compared to the same period last year. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779318/70-percent-decline-in-malaria-cases/

WHO lauds successful efforts to reduce malaria in Kingdom

The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Cambodia Li Ailan has lauded the progress made to combat malaria in the Kingdom. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771118/who-lauds-successful-efforts-to-reduce-malaria-in-kingdom/

Preah Sihanouk gets Covid-19 lab

Preah Sihanouk province will become the second after Siem Reap to have a laboratory to test for Covid-19 after a plan was approved to build one at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-gets-covid-19-lab

Government to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS for next three years

The government is set to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS next year till 2023 so that the Kingdom will eradicate the disease by 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751387/government-to-disburse-11-million-to-fight-hiv-aids-for-next-three-years/

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