Social development

Public health

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475564/government-to-allocate-over-170-million-to-develop-health-centres/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470201/stringent-rules-for-meat-importers-soon-says-gdce/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469699/ministry-issues-guidelines-to-avoid-heat-exhaustion/

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
https://kiripost.com/stories/health-equity-fund-rolled-out-to-vulnerable-citizens

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501466077/83-percent-of-cambodians-go-for-private-healthcare/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501461734/cambodia-marks-remarkable-achievement-in-tb-control/

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
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-vow-to-elevate-public-healthcare

Prime Minister pitches for quality medical education for all

Prime Minister Hun Manet yesterday urged the Ministry of Health to evolve multi-disciplinary medical education programmes that do not compromise on quality for students in both public and private sector institutions. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501458900/prime-minister-pitches-for-quality-medical-education-for-all/

NSSF targets broader membership

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is set to continue enhancing the promotion of voluntary contributions to healthcare in 2024, aimed at bolstering the effectiveness of efforts geared towards safeguarding the welfare of the Cambodian people. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-targets-broader-membership

Ministry plans expanded rollout of public health insurance

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) remains committed to ensure the effective provision of social security support for all Cambodians. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501455150/ministry-plans-expanded-rollout-of-public-health-insurance/

Phnom Penh authorities launch mosquito spraying campaign in 47 communes in 4 districts for 7 days

Following the guidance of Prime Minister Hun Manet, on the welfare of the people and according to the actual situation of the dengue fever, Khuong Sreng, governor of Phnom Penh municipal led the meeting with authorities and relevant officials to take immediate action by spraying ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449138/phnom-penh-authorities-launch-mosquito-spraying-campaign-in-47-communes-in-4-districts-for-7-days/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

PM Hun Manet: Promoting people’ health is the priority of the Royal Government

Promoting the health and well-being of the people is an important priority of the Royal Government, which the ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations must continue to pay attention to regularly. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445611/pm-hun-manet-promoting-people-health-is-the-priority-of-the-royal-government/

Thailand, Cambodia jointly tackle PM2.5 pollution on border

Thailand’s army and Sa Kaeo provincial administration have joined hands with Cambodian authorities in tackling PM2.5 air pollution on the border between Sa Kaeo province in Thailand’s eastern region and Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province, reported The Nation newspaper. ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501442027/thai-businessmen-likely-to-invest-1b-in-cambodia/

Cambodia and Hungary to boost health cooperation

The Government of Cambodia, through the Ministry of Health, and the Ambassador of Hungary, agreed to cooperate in improving the quality of the health sector and the well-being of the Cambodian people. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501440124/cambodia-and-hungary-to-boost-health-cooperation/

Gov’t to pump in $450M to upgrade public services

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is preparing to inject a budget of nearly $450 million to improve healthcare services, covering up to 9 million people across the country as well as other public services, especially the poor and vulnerable families which are in line ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501435682/govt-to-pump-in-450m-to-upgrade-public-services/

MoH discovers 4th case of monkeypox

Another person was diagnosed with monkeypox on Tuesday, bringing to four the number of cases of the illness in Cambodia, the Ministry of Health announced. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428689/moh-discovers-4th-case-of-monkeypox/

USAID praises Cambodia’s dedication to maternal, child mortality reduction

USAID head Samantha Power has expressed her appreciation for Cambodia’s efforts to reduce communicable disease statistics, as well as maternal deaths and those of babies and children under five. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-praises-cambodia-s-dedication-to-maternal-child-mortality-reduction

Kantha Bopha delivers 1,858 babies in December

The Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital provided examinations and operations for nearly 100,000 children and offered pregnancy check-ups for over 8,000 women in December, with all treatments free of charge and without discrimination. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-delivers-1-858-babies-in-december

Empowering Communities, A Transformative Force in Cambodia’s HIV Response

December 1 is the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an opportunity to reflect on Cambodia’s dramatic progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, particularly over the past decade, and recognize the work that remains to end the disease as a public health threat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399952/empowering-communities-a-transformative-force-in-cambodias-hiv-response/

Bird flu alert in Kampot

Authorities have stepped up the search for bird flu cases in Kampot province following two recent infections in Dang Tong district. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399369/bird-flu-alert-in-kampot/

Two more in Cambodia infected with H5N1 avian flu

Health officials in Cambodia are investigating two new severe human H5N1 avian flu infections, pushing the country’s total for the year to six cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501398754/two-more-in-cambodia-infected-with-h5n1-avian-flu/

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