Development assistance for health sector

Public health assistance funding

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

Prime Minister vows to keep children’s hospitals running

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the government to draw up a plan to fund the country’s popular Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals on Monday, four months after the long-serving director of the foundation that runs them resigned. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-vows-to-keep-childrens-hospitals-running-2-132837/

Fraud at malaria centre: Global Fund report uncovers ‘systematic’ double billing, nepotism

A report by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed evidence of corruption and nepotism at Cambodia’s National Malaria Centre (CNM), first revealed by The Post last year, calling the centre’s oversight “dysfunctional and unauditable”. ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fraud-malaria-centre-global-fund-report-uncovers-systematic-double-billing-nepotism

Kingdom asked to up AIDS fund

Cambodia has been asked to more than double its yearly contribution toward the fight against HIV/AIDS to at least $3.2 million in each of the next three years, an official from the National AIDS Authority said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-asked-aids-fund

Switzerland to keep supporting Richner’s hospitals

The Swiss government has vowed to help secure long-term financial sustainability for the Kantha Bopha children’s hospitals. Last week Beat Richner, the founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital and a Health Ministry adviser, resigned from his position as managing director due to health ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37191/switzerland-to-keep-supporting-richner---s-hospitals/

China to donate new infectious disease lab

Cambodia and China inked a deal yesterday to build a new communicable disease control facility in the Kingdom for the country to expand its capacity to detect and respond to communicable disease outbreaks, such as Zika and Ebola, in a timely fashion. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-donate-new-infectious-disease-lab

CNRP eyes health checkup

Opposition lawmakers have requested Health Minister Mam Bunheng appear at the National Assembly to answer questions over graft, irregularities and poor services within his portfolio, including claims that officials from the National Malaria Centre misappropriated cash from the Global Fund. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-eyes-health-checkup

Japan boosts primary healthcare

The government of Japan has agreed to provide a $134,526 grant to PH-Japan (PHJ) – a Japanese NGO working to improve Cambodia’s healthcare system – the embassy announced yesterday. According to an embassy press release, PHJ will use the money in Kampong Cham province, focusing on ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29496/japan-boosts-primary-healthcare/

Kantha Bopha to get Angkor donations in February

Two dollars from the sale of every ticket to the Angkor temple complex will go to the Kantha Bopha hospitals in February 2017, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance yesterday. A letter sent to Dr. Beat Richner, the founder for the Kantha Bopha Children’s ...

San Bunsim and Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28217/kantha-bopha-to-get-angkor-donations-in-february/

Australia gives $36m for health improvement

Australia and Cambodia have agreed to enhance cooperation in the health sector, with Australia pledging $36 million for health improvements in the Kingdom. The commitment was made on Monday at the Health Ministry in a meeting between Minister Mam Bun Heng and newly appointed Australian Ambassador ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27702/australia-gives--36m-for-health-improvement/

Germany gives $45m grant for development

Germany has given a grant to Cambodia worth $45.7 million to promote economic and social development in three ways. Three agreements were signed yesterday by Keat Chhon, first vice-chairman of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, and Joachim Baron von Marschall, the ambassador of the ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22537/germany-gives--45m-grant-for-development/

Gov’t to crack down on surrogacy clinics

Fleeing strict new laws at home, surrogacy companies are moving their “wombs for rent” services from Thailand to Cambodia, causing some analysts to raise concerns that would-be parents could be swindled by the little-regulated industry. ...

Chea Takihiro and Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17745/gov---t-to-crack-down-on-surrogacy-clinics/

Dengue cases rising in Siem Reap

Dengue fever has killed 24 people so far this year, most of them children. As dengue fever cases continue to rise in Siem Reap province, the statistics seem scary. Death by dengue, however, is most often due to complications stemming from multiple infections coupled with ...

Naomi Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15953/dengue-cases-rising-in-siem-reap/

Dengue cases flying under the radar

Dengue fever can kill. But like the mosquitoes that carry the disease, the number of cases of dengue each year can be difficult to count. One thing is certain: the number of cases in Cambodia goes massively underreported every year. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13844/dengue-cases-flying-under-the-radar/

New campaign against infant mortality

Every day, 35 Cambodian children die before their fifth birthday. Their premature deaths are caused mainly by such preventable and treatable diseases as diarrhea or pneumonia. ...

Marina Shafik
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12131/new-campaign-against-infant-mortality/

Three new Czech-funded takeo health centers

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand has accused the country’s Khon Kaen Sugar of “serious human rights violations” at its two Cambodian plantations in a new report that urges the firm to return the land to the hundreds of families forced off their farms—some ...

Zsombor Peter and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thai-rights-body-censures-firm-over-koh-kong-sugar-plantations-84968/

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