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Ending a scourge: PM pushes for final steps to eradicate malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged stakeholders to promote social and gender equality in order to eradicate malaria by 2025, with a particular emphasis on providing nondiscriminatory diagnostic and treatment services for malaria patients in rural, hard-to-reach locations. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501477756/ending-a-scourge-pm-pushes-for-final-steps-to-eradicate-malaria-in-cambodia/

Cambodia marks remarkable achievement in TB control

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Prime Minister Hun Manet delivered a message celebrating Cambodia’s remarkable strides in combatting the disease, as the country marks a 45% reduction in both deaths and new infections. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501461734/cambodia-marks-remarkable-achievement-in-tb-control/

Phnom Penh authorities launch mosquito spraying campaign in 47 communes in 4 districts for 7 days

Following the guidance of Prime Minister Hun Manet, on the welfare of the people and according to the actual situation of the dengue fever, Khuong Sreng, governor of Phnom Penh municipal led the meeting with authorities and relevant officials to take immediate action by spraying ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449138/phnom-penh-authorities-launch-mosquito-spraying-campaign-in-47-communes-in-4-districts-for-7-days/

PM Hun Manet: Promoting people’ health is the priority of the Royal Government

Promoting the health and well-being of the people is an important priority of the Royal Government, which the ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations must continue to pay attention to regularly. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445611/pm-hun-manet-promoting-people-health-is-the-priority-of-the-royal-government/

MoH discovers 4th case of monkeypox

Another person was diagnosed with monkeypox on Tuesday, bringing to four the number of cases of the illness in Cambodia, the Ministry of Health announced. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428689/moh-discovers-4th-case-of-monkeypox/

Empowering Communities, A Transformative Force in Cambodia’s HIV Response

December 1 is the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an opportunity to reflect on Cambodia’s dramatic progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, particularly over the past decade, and recognize the work that remains to end the disease as a public health threat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399952/empowering-communities-a-transformative-force-in-cambodias-hiv-response/

Bird flu alert in Kampot

Authorities have stepped up the search for bird flu cases in Kampot province following two recent infections in Dang Tong district. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399369/bird-flu-alert-in-kampot/

Two more in Cambodia infected with H5N1 avian flu

Health officials in Cambodia are investigating two new severe human H5N1 avian flu infections, pushing the country’s total for the year to six cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501398754/two-more-in-cambodia-infected-with-h5n1-avian-flu/

Australia helps strengthen laboratory capacity for infectious diseases in Cambodia

Australia has supported the IndoPacLab program across Cambodia, Laos, and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to strengthen laboratory capacity for HIV, TB, malaria, and COVID-19 testing, said the Australian Embassy in Cambodia in a news release Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501390503/australia-helps-strengthen-laboratory-capacity-for-infectious-diseases-in-cambodia/

‘Pink eye’ breaks out in Kampong Chhnang

Health officials from the Kampong Chhnang provincial department detected almost 200 cases of streptococcus infections in the Por commune of the Kampong Leng district. Patients are currently undergoing examination and treatment by ophthalmologists. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pink-eye-breaks-out-kampong-chhnang

Sequencing ties new Cambodia H5N1 avian flu cases to older clade

The detection of two recent human H5N1 avian flu infections in Cambodia, genetic sequencing led by scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh revealed that the virus belongs to the 2.3.2.1c clade, similar to viruses that have been circulating in the region over the ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501375309/sequencing-ties-new-cambodia-h5n1-avian-flu-cases-to-older-clade/

HPV vaccine integrated into nat’l immunisation schedule

Cambodia commenced a nationwide immunisation effort on October 5 to combat cervical cancer. Free vaccinations are provided to girls aged nine and above. The one-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now integrated into the national immunisation schedule. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/hpv-vaccine-integrated-natl-immunisation-schedule

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501351233/new-pm-proposes-daycare-centres-and-schools-for-factories/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501348213/new-govt-planning-more-state-aid/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501340010/its-crowded-at-kantha-bopha-iii/

$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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501318849/2-mil-raised-for-kantha-bopha/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501317974/traditional-birth-attendants-watch-over-mothers-in-cambodia/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501316552/financial-support-offered-to-pregnant-civil-servants/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501315088/cambodia-has-about-76000-people-living-with-hiv/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501315410/pm-says-dont-discriminate-against-hiv-aids-victims-employ-them/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501306806/hiv-aids-infections-rise-among-some-male-groups-and-youths/

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