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Covid jab making delayed on lack of gov’t purchasing deal, Hun Sen says

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the “sluggishness” of the establishment of a Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing facility in Cambodia was due to the government not yet signing an agreement to purchase vaccines produced by the factory. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/covid-jab-making-delayed-lack-govt-purchasing-deal-hun-sen-says

Cambodia poised for fifth Covid jabs as vaccines face expiration

Cambodia is pushing its vaccination drive as millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines are set to expire soon and the government hopes it will help achieve herd immunity. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501080090/cambodia-poised-for-fifth-covid-jabs-as-vaccines-face-expiration/

Health ministry, Seoul discuss maternal, child health projects in northeast Cambodia

The health ministry and Seoul’s international development arm co-hosted the 2nd National Coordination Committee Meeting on May 20 to discuss “The Project for Strengthening Maternal and Child Health in North-Eastern Regions of Cambodia”. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-seoul-discuss-maternal-child-health-projects-northeast-cambodia

ASEAN agrees to vaccines travel deal

The 15th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia, for five days with the theme of “Advancing the Achievements of ASEAN Health Development”. There were five primary outcomes from the meeting, which included an agreement on the mechanism for mutual recognition of digital ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-agrees-vaccines-travel-deal

Education ministry starts anti-tobacco campaign

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – in collaboration with partner organisations – has launched a campaign to push for the banning of advertisements and the sale of tobacco products at public and private educational institutions.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-starts-anti-tobacco-campaign

Indian PM Modi praises zero Covid-case streak in Kingdom

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his congratulations to Cambodia for its success in combating Covid-19, as the country reported zero cases for 12 consecutive days.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/indian-pm-modi-praises-zero-covid-case-streak-kingdom

Weddings, festivals and other ceremonies banned on streets during election campaign

People hoping to hold weddings or other celebration and events on the streets of Daun Penh District will have to postpone them after the authorities banned any from taking place during election campaigns. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501079052/weddings-festivals-and-other-ceremonies-banned-on-streets-during-election-campaign/

A long life for all Cambodians through vaccinations

Vaccines are one of the greatest scientific innovations of all time. They prepare our immune systems to recognize and fight diseases in advance so we do not become seriously ill if we encounter those diseases later. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077488/a-long-life-for-all-cambodians-through-vaccinations/

UNFPA, Japan help build resilient health care system in Cambodia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japanese Government jointly launched here last weekend a new project to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in building resilient and responsive health care systems in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501072226/unfpa-japan-help-build-resilient-health-care-system-in-cambodia/

Tuol Kork residents receive free check-ups, treatments

The Ministry of Health – in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) – organised a one-day event on May 9 to provide free general health check-ups, examinations and treatment services to people living in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tuol-kork-residents-receive-free-check-ups-treatments

PM hails Covid fight after zero cases May 7 in 14-month first

Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded the Kingdom’s achievement in the fight against Covid-19, after the country recorded zero coronavirus cases on May 7, the first such instance since the community outbreak on February 20 last year.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hails-covid-fight-after-zero-cases-may-7-14-month-first

UNFPA, Japanese government launch $1.17m project to support Cambodia health

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japanese government yesterday jointly launched a project to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in building a resilient and responsive healthcare system during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.​​ ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071015/unfpa-japanese-government-launch-1-17m-project-to-support-cambodia-health/

93.58 percent of Cambodians vaccinated with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Cambodia is close to reaching the 15 million people vaccinated mark, those with the first dose at least but is still struggling to reach that mark with slow take up of the vaccine by the unvaccinated. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071088/93-58-percent-of-cambodians-vaccinated-with-first-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine/

Bun Rany, health minister laud efforts of midwives in Kingdom

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng raised the shortage of skilled midwives in Cambodia, which currently has more than 6,000 midwives, and urged stakeholders to consider the development of human resources in this sector in response to population growth. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bun-rany-health-minister-laud-efforts-midwives-kingdom

Vandine: Covid vaccines ‘harmless’, protect health

A senior health ministry official reiterated that getting a combination of different Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for emergency use is harmless. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vandine-covid-vaccines-harmless-protect-health

First Lady applauds midwives’ dedication

Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, has lauded midwives’ contribution to Cambodia’s mother and child health achievements. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070399/first-lady-applauds-midwives-dedication/

WHO: Kingdom’s jab drive deserves study

World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said countries around the world should study how Cambodia overcame the challenges of Covid-19 and follow its success, particularly its overarching vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-kingdoms-jab-drive-deserves-study

Government spends $653 million for Cash Transfer Program

The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent approximately 2,613 billion Riel or equaling to $653 million for its cash transfer program to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis, according to Social Protection in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068056/government-spends-653-million-for-cash-transfer-program/

Viet Nam helps Cambodia build drug rehabilitation center

A drug treatment and rehabilitation center was inaugurated in Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia, in late March with part of its funding presented by the Vietnamese Government. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066917/viet-nam-helps-cambodia-build-drug-rehabilitation-center/

PM: Transfer remaining Covid patients from Olympic stadium

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Ministry of Health to review the transfer of 26 Covid-19 patients at the National Olympic Stadium to other facilities in order to allow athletes to use the stadium to prepare for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-transfer-remaining-covid-patients-olympic-stadium

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