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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
https://cambodianess.com/article/talks-to-extend-maternity-leave-to-six-months-start-tomorrow

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/increased-breastfeeding-could-save-2000-lives-year-health-ministry

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-nutrition-project-runs-27-target-trio

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-paid-out-5m-working-mothers

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malnutrition-workshop-planned-capital

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214470/malaria-cases-in-cambodia-decline-by-six-percent-in-2022/

Siem Reap provincial health department holds working group meeting to eliminate provincial malaria in fourth quarter of 2022

On the afternoon of December 21, 2022, The Siem Reap Provincial Health Department organized a meeting of the Provincial Working Group for Malaria Elimination for the fourth quarter of 2022 under the chairmanship of Pin Prak, Deputy Governor and Dr Kros Sarath, Director of the ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501206959/siem-reap-provincial-health-department-holds-working-group-meeting-to-eliminate-provincial-malaria-in-fourth-quarter-of-2022/

Community-led responses ‘essential for ending pandemics’ – UNAIDS

Communities must be empowered and appropriately resourced to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to tackling HIV/AIDS, stressed at an international meeting held in Thailand. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501204992/community-led-responses-essential-for-ending-pandemics-unaids/

99 pct of registered HIV carriers in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM

Ninety-nine percent of the registered HIV-positive patients in Cambodia have received free antiretroviral drugs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a message marking World AIDS Day on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195293/99-pct-of-registered-hiv-carriers-in-cambodia-receive-free-antiretroviral-drugs-pm/

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 ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breastfeeding-facilities-coming-factories

Construction on Covid jab plant starts in Nov

A senior Ministry of Health official has said construction on Cambodia’s first Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant is to start in November. Set on an area of around 5ha, the facility is to meet the vaccine needs of everyone living in the Kingdom.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-covid-jab-plant-starts-nov

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

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