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Concern as Omicron variant cases rise in neighbouring countries

The Ministry of Health has alerted people to be vigilant and continue to practise preventive measures followed for COVID-19, as transmission from a new sub- variant, Omicron XBB.1.5, are increasing in neighbouring countries. ...

Tith Kongnov

Over 2,000 Cambodians receive free medical examination in the capital and Siem Reap

More than 830 wounded and sick soldiers, policy beneficiary families and people in Bakong district, Siem Reap province and about 1,200 people in Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia, have been examined, given free gifts and medicines by a delegation of Can Tho ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry urges stakeholders to heed the work of local village health support groups

Ministry of Health urged all relevant departments and institutions to pay attention to the work of local village health support groups, who improve village health and treat people with quality and efficiency. ...

Hang Punreay

COVID-19 still a threat, says WHO

Despite downgrading the threat level of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Cambodians must remain vigilant and keep abreast of booster updates. ...

Tith Kongnov

Kantha Bopha treats over 70,000 kids in Apr

Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals provided examination, treatment and operations to more than 70,000 sick children during the month of April, according to its latest report. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Sharp drop in malaria cases

Cambodia’s malaria cases have gone down dramatically in the past five years thanks to effective measures. ...

Hang Punreay

PM calls for 2025 end to malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the nation to work together to completely eradicate malaria from Cambodia by 2025 and from the world by 2030. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia ends mandatory facemask wearing and rapid test for mass gathering

Prime Minister Hun Sen declared this yesterday afternoon that the mandatory facemask wearing and rapid COVID-19 testing at any public gathering will be discontinued. ...

Khmer Times Staff

No new Covid cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on April 19 reported no new Covid-19 cases or new recoveries. ...

Post Staff

PM: Covid measures suspended

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that all Covid-19 preventive measures, including mask wearing and rapid tests at various establishments, are now officially lifted following zero new cases of transmission in recent days, including the Khmer New Year. ...

Neang Sokunthea

National state-of-the-art hospital scheduled for June opening

The Ministry of Health and the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration said they expect the Techo Santepheap National Hospital to be completed in June this year. When complete, it will be the largest state-of-the-art hospital in the country. ...

Neang Sokunthea

NGO campaign urges mothers, fathers to be nurturing to children

Several NGOs, in collaboration with the government, held “My Good Husband, My Smart Children” event last week to promote nurturing care from both male and female caregivers for children from before birth until age 5, to help them thrive and reach their full potential. ...

Hong Raksmey

Cambodians urged to take health measures against heat

The Ministry of Health on Monday advised citizens to adhere to precautions to stay safe during the summer heat, urging people to drink water to stay hydrated and avoid consuming alcohol. ...

Yatt Malai

NGOs issue heatstroke warnings

Plan International Cambodia (PIC) has advised all parents and caregivers to pay close attention to the health of children during the current hot weather conditions. ...

Long Kimmarita and Chea Sokny

Cambodia elected to UNAIDS board

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) convened a meeting in New York to allow Cambodia to join the Program Coordinating Board (PCB) of UNAIDS for the Asia-Pacific Region for the 2023-2025 term, according to the National AIDS Authority (NAA) ...

Kim Yutharo

Rise in booze consumption prompts fresh calls for alcohol advert ban

A rise in alcohol consumption has triggered concerns over young teenagers, with organization urging the government to ban beer advertisements to curb the problem. ...

Meas Molika

Manet calls for boost to healthcare services

Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that strengthening the capacity of the healthcare system is necessary, but that the public also have a duty to prevent disease. ...

Neang Sokunthea

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