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Cambodia, Thailand strengthen bilateral ties in key sectors

In a significant step towards enhancing bilateral relations, Cambodia and Thailand have committed to deepening their cooperation across various fields, emphasising practical results and a strategic partnership that prioritises the interests of their people. ...

Hang Punreay

MAFF crafting ‘safe food production’ plan

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) along with relevant stakeholders are jointly working towards envisaging a safe food production plan for national and international markets, said a senior official for MAFF on Monday. ...

Mom Kunthea

Analysis finds jump in extensively drug-resistant gonorrhea in Cambodia

Analysis of gonorrhea samples in Cambodia found sustained transmission of ceftriaxone-resistant strains and a threefold jump in extensively drug-resistant (XDR) isolates, researchers reported this week in Emerging Infectious Diseases ...


World Vision improves livelihoods of 1.5 million Cambodian children in 2023

More than 3.2 million people in Cambodia, including 1.5 million children, have been given access to clean water, inclusive education, improved nutrition and accessible health care services, according to World Vision International in Cambodia’s annual report. ...

Meas Molika

WHO committed to strengthening Cambodia’s health system

The World Health Organisation (WHO), announced its continued support for Cambodia’s health system through the Cambodia Cooperation Strategy for 2025–2028. ...

Som Sotheary

WHO to continue strengthening cooperation with Cambodia

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received here at the Peace Palace yesterday visiting Dr. Saia Ma’uPiukala, Regional Director for the Western Pacific at the World Health Organisation (WHO). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kantha Bopha raise $1.3M in first 11 days of fundraising drive

The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKBF) received over $1.3 million in donations from more than 130,000 philanthropists in the first eleven days of its “10,000 Riel 10,000 Donors” campaign, which aims to help provide free medical treatment to Cambodian children. ...

Ry Sochan

Majority of construction workers lack social security, health insurance

Some 97 per cent of workers in the construction sector lack access to social security and social health insurance although most of them are aware of the benefits provided by the social protection system, according to national statistics highlighted at an International Labor Organization (ILO) ...

Phak Seangly

Minister: Over half of Kingdom ODF by end of ‘24

Six provinces are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of the year, bringing the number of provinces to achieve ODF status to 13 of Cambodia’s 25 capital and provinces. ...

Phak Seangly

Ten years on: Roka reconciles HIV legacy

It has been a decade since a tragic case of medical malpractice rocked the Kingdom. In December 2014, several cases of HIV infection were detected in Roka commune, in Battambang province’s Sangke district. ...

Phak Seangly

PM unveils 12-year plan for universal health coverage

In a significant stride towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all citizens, Prime Minister Hun Manet has officially launched the Roadmap for Universal Healthcare Coverage in Cambodia 2024-2035. ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodia, Thailand bolster health and border relief cooperation

In a significant step towards enhancing regional healthcare infrastructure and border relief services, the Cambodian Ministry of Health and the Thai Ministry of Public Health have expanded their cooperation. ...

Hang Punreay

Ministry requests enhanced security to promote 24-hour health centre services

The Ministry of Health has requested provincial governors to appoint local authorities, including law enforcement, to ensure security and safety at all health posts and centres nationwide, as part of its effort to promote the provision of health services 24 hours a day, seven days ...

Torn Vibol

Kingdom narrows healthcare gap for mothers in last two decades

Cambodia has managed to provide quality maternal care for all women, rich and poor, in the last two decades, said a World Bank report. Data shows the gap in access to maternal health care between the richest and poorest has narrowed. ...

Rachel David

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

Government to allocate over $170 million to develop health centres

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to allocate more than $170 million to strengthen the capacity of health centres across the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Stringent rules for meat importers soon, says GDCE

The General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia said that after a meeting with meat importers, it will be setting more stringent guidelines and conditions for those operating in this sector. ...

Rachel David

Ministry issues guidelines to avoid heat exhaustion

The Ministry of Health issued guidelines for the public to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses and heat exhaustion as extreme hot weather conditions are set to prevail. ...

Nang Veasna

Health equity fund rolled out to vulnerable citizens

The government is encouraging eligible residents to register for financing under the social protection programme, which offers Health Equity Fund cards to the elderly, people with disabilities, and vulnerable families from April 1 to 20, 2024. ...

Kuch Sikol

83 percent of Cambodians go for private healthcare

As high as 83 percent of Cambodians opt for private healthcare. A decision, which might lead to them getting financially stressed.​ ...

Rachel David

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

Authorities vow to elevate public healthcare

Chheang Ra, Minister of Health, on Monday responded to complaints raised by citizens about health care and public services. ...

Yatt Malai

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