Development assistance for health sector

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Five million China vaccines arrive over two-day period

Another 3.5 million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines donated by China touched down at Phnom Penh International Airport on March 30, just a day after the first shipment of 1.5 million doses arrived.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-million-china-vaccines-arrive-over-two-day-period

China pledges 20M Covid jabs

Chinese President Xi Jinping has committed another 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia, five million of which are expected to arrive late this month. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-pledges-20m-covid-jabs

Kingdom open to WHO-approved Covid jabs

Cambodia does not discriminate among the different makes of Covid-19 vaccines or bring politics into its fight against the novel coronavirus, which includes jabs that originate from a variety of countries, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-open-who-approved-covid-jabs

World Bank approves funds for healthcare project

The World Bank has approved $113 million in new financing to improve access to quality healthcare in Cambodia focusing on poor and vulnerable people and supporting effective responses to health crises.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-approves-funds-healthcare-project

Jab trucks set for capital, 11 provinces

Prime Minister Hun Sen has received new donations in the form of 20 trucks and handed them over to health departments in the capital and 11 provinces for use in transporting Covid-19 vaccines to the public. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jab-trucks-set-capital-11-provinces

Australia upgrades Kingdom’s cold chain capacity

The Ministry of Health has received an Australian donation of 33 freezers to assist with keeping certain Covid-19 vaccines at temperatures of -80C as well as 100 freezers that can chill their contents to -20C.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/australia-upgrades-kingdoms-cold-chain-capacity

Modern Chinese-funded hospital in Tbong Khmum nearing completion

The construction of the Tbong Khmum Cambodia-China Friendship Hospital in Tbong Khmum province is scheduled to be completed at the end of this month, with its opening planned for early next year.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/modern-chinese-funded-hospital-tbong-khmum-nearing-completion

ADB’s $4.4 mil boost for health systems amid C-19

A six-year, pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, being undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and worth $4.4 million, is boosting the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to respond to climate-induced health threats amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADB said. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898170/adbs-4-4-mil-boost-for-health-systems-amid-c-19/

Kantha Bopha Foundation and Sathapana Bank collaborate to launch fundraising

Sathapana Bank launched a fundraiser via their mobile bank in collaboration with Kantha Bopha Foundation, on June 30. The fundraiser is to raise money for Kantha Bopha Hospital.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50885639/kantha-bopha-foundation-and-sathapana-bank-collaborate-to-launch-fundraising/

Public forums temporarily halted in capital and Kandal

The Ministry of Interior has banned public forums in Phnom Penh and Kandal province for two weeks in a bid to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into the community. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50782060/public-forums-temporarily-halted-in-capital-and-kandal/

Kantha Bopha Foundation sees decrease in donations

The Kantha Bopha Foundation has reported a 20 percent decrease in donations within the first eight months of this year, compared to 2019. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762935/kantha-bopha-foundation-sees-decrease-in-donations/

Japanese to donate medical equipment

The Japanese government will provide $18 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health to help the Kingdom fight Covid-19. It will also offer nearly $23 million in financial grants to support education and health in Cambodia, according to an announcement from ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-donate-medical-equipment

Banks step in to fight the spread of COVID-19

ABA has launched a dedicated COVID-19 fund for people to donate easily using their ABA Mobile application aiming to raise $5,000 after which ABA will double the funds to $10,000 and transfer the raised sum to the Ministry of Health for medical supplies to mitigate ...

Yeshi Dema
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=news-article

Smart Axiata announces $1 million COVID-19 relief fund, invites more

Cambodia’s telecommunications provider Smart Axiata yesterday announced a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund in a demonstration of support as the Kingdom deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Yeshi Dema
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707629/smart-axiata-announces-1-million-covid-19-relief-fund-invites-more/

Passenger from Cambodia detected COVID-19 positive in China

A 27 year old female passenger, Chen Moumou, of Zhanjiang, Guangdong,  was tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Guangdong on 25th March, 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706385/passenger-from-cambodia-detected-covid-19-positive-in-china/

Preah Ang Duong hospital starts building $8 million ENT wing

Preah Ang Duong hospital in the capital on Saturday held a ground breaking ceremony for a new building costing $8million, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, to provide specialised treatment for people with ear, nose and throat problems.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704588/preah-ang-duong-hospital-starts-building-8-million-ent-wing/

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV

UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664742/unaids-proposes-fast-track-initiative-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Cambodia and the West's common enemy: Tuberculosis

Estimates suggest that 0.38 percent of Cambodians have contracted TB, an alarming statistic for a country still recovering from decades of conflict. This rate shows an improvement from the early 2000s, when up to 1.5 percent of Cambodians had the disease. Even so, villagers who live far ...

Austin Bodetti
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/cambodia-and-the-wests-common-enemy-tuberculosis/

Grant excludes HIV support group

A national network of people living with HIV, which has been key in helping coordinate anti-HIV services at the grassroots level, is now being excluded from a new Global Fund grant, raising “deep” concerns, according to NGOs and a leaked internal email sent to government ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grant-excludes-hiv-support-group

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