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99 pct of registered HIV carriers in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM

Ninety-nine percent of the registered HIV-positive patients in Cambodia have received free antiretroviral drugs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a message marking World AIDS Day on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195293/99-pct-of-registered-hiv-carriers-in-cambodia-receive-free-antiretroviral-drugs-pm/

Pandemic hampers Cambodia’s poverty reduction progress: World Bank

A report released by the World Bank shows that the poverty rate in Cambodia has dropped by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the poverty rate has been rising. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192638/pandemic-hampers-cambodias-poverty-reduction-progress-world-bank/

Two million workers treated at private hospitals with gov’t aid

More than two million Cambodian and foreign workers were provided with health services at 98 private health facilities since 2018. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190975/two-million-workers-treated-at-private-hospitals-with-govt-aid/

Prince Foundation gives a helping hand to children’s healthcare in Cambodia

Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed $200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191288/prince-foundation-gives-a-helping-hand-to-childrens-healthcare-in-cambodia/

Korean first lady paves way for ill boy’s surgery

A 14-year-old boy with congenital heart disease who was lucky enough to meet with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee may get the chance of a lifetime and receive surgery and treatment at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing his plight, many ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korean-first-lady-paves-way-ill-boys-surgery

Too many still unaware of diabetes-diet link: experts

Medical experts have expressed concerns at the growing number of diabetes cases in Cambodia, and indeed the world. It appears that many people are unaware of the link between a poor diet and an increased risk of contracting the disease. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/too-many-still-unaware-diabetes-diet-link-experts

Cambodia no longer in WHO’s top 30 nations with high TB rate

In an interview with Khmer Times recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative of Cambodia Dr. Li Ailan said that the Kingdom has made good achievement in TB prevention and control over the past years. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501181016/cambodia-no-longer-in-whos-top-30-nations-with-high-tb-rate/

5 banana plantation workers succumb to ‘poisoning’, 69 recover

Five banana plantation workers in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district died of poisoning on October 25 and 26, while a further 69 workers, who were also poisoned, have recovered. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178758/5-banana-plantation-workers-succumb-to-poisoning-69-recover/

PM: Safeguard the elderly amid cold weather next week

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on local authorities and youth to pay close attention to the health of their parents, grandparents and elderly members of their communities, as the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced the need for vigilance during an upcoming cold snap.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-safeguard-elderly-amid-cold-weather-next-week

Australia announces more support for Cambodia’s health sector

Australia has launched a new project, reaffirming its ongoing to support for Cambodia’s health sector. The launch of the second phase of Health Equity and Quality Improvement (HEQIP-2) project in Phnom Penh was presided over by Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, Hem Vanndy, Secretary of ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175882/australia-announces-more-support-for-cambodias-health-sector/

Kingdom ranks fourth in latest Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index

Cambodia has ranked fourth out of 121 countries in the Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index and top of the pile for the ASEAN region, scoring 76.5, according to this month’s latest update. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-ranks-fourth-latest-nikkei-covid-19-recovery-index

Run with Sai aims to raise $400K to fight cancer

The “Run with Sai: 400,000 steps to save children with cancer”, a charity run initiated by Cambodian singer and performer Uon Pakthom, better known as Sai, officially kicked off on October 22. This event will see Sai run from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – ...

Keo Kereya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2022-10-23-1023-242615.html

Hun Sen pledges assistance for autistic child in S Reap province

Prime Minister Hun Sen has stepped in to help with the treatment of a child in Siem Reap province who suffers from severe autism, according to his social media post. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-pledges-assistance-autistic-child-s-reap-province

ADB approves $32.5 mln to Cambodia for improving health services for migrants

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $32.5 million in financing to Cambodia for improving access to quality health services in northwest Banteay Meanchey province, the Manila-based lender said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501172365/adb-approves-32-5-mln-to-cambodia-for-improving-health-services-for-migrants/

Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breastfeeding-facilities-coming-factories

Health guidelines issued for nat’l Grade 12 examinations

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport instructed public and private schools to implement strict health measures at all locations which have been designated as testing centres for national Grade 12 examinations. In addition, it ordered that temperature screening be employed, to ensure all possible ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-guidelines-issued-natl-grade-12-examinations

Cambodian PM calls on ASEAN to strengthen cooperation for socio-economic recovery from pandemic

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said here on Thursday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to strengthen cooperation for the sustainable and resilient recovery of the region’s socio-economic development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168533/cambodian-pm-calls-on-asean-to-strengthen-cooperation-for-socio-economic-recovery-from-pandemic/

COVID-19 pandemic not to affect ASEAN Summit and national development

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday morning said that even though Covid-19 new cases are still found in Cambodia, the pandemic will neither affect the ASEAN Summit in November nor the national development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167092/covid-19-pandemic-not-to-affect-asean-summit-and-national-development/

Border provinces all on alert with Monkeypox in Thailand, Vietnam

Health departments and authorities in the provinces bordering Thailand and Vietnam are reminding people to remain vigilant and protect themselves from monkeypox, as the two neighbouring countries announced the discovery of new cases. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-provinces-all-alert-monkeypox-thailand-vietnam

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