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Public health

Scores fainted in Tboung Khmum high school: Officials

Scores of high school students in Tboung Khmum province fainted over the weekend due to high temperatures and personal health factors, authorities said. Deputy provincial governor Hak Sok Makara yesterday said 41 students at Kroch Chhmar High School fainted during classes on Friday and Saturday, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681282/scores-fainted-in-tboung-khmum-high-school-officials

Poipet border checkpoint on alert for new virus after Thailand scare

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up checks at the Poipet border with Thailand following reports that a Chinese tourist to that country had been confirmed to be infected with a new pneumonia-like disease. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679703/poipet-border-checkpoint-on-alert-for-new-virus-after-thailand-scare

PM orders ministries to step up in battle against pollution

To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom. The directive said that measures carried out by the authorities to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-ministries-step-battle-against-pollution

Tens of millions spent on healthcare

The National Social Protection Council yesterday reported the government has spent $43.8 million to provide healthcare services to impoverished citizens and government officials this year through its Health Equity Fund.​ ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674240/tens-of-millions-spent-on-healthcare

Ministries unite to fight antimicrobial resistance

An action plan on antimicrobial resistance has been launched by the government to promote human and animal welfare in agriculture.​ The launch of the Multi-Sectoral Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2019-2023 was held on Monday in Phnom Penh. The strategy is the work of the ministries ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673496/ministries-unite-to-fight-antimicrobial-resistance

In sickness and in debt: Medical expenses linked to informal borrowing

Last month a study conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia painted a bleak picture for Cambodia’s ailing healthcare system. While acknowledging progress made in the field of delivering quality healthcare and the government’s apparent commitment to its universal access, the ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672464/in-sickness-and-in-debt-medical-expenses-linked-to-informal-borrowing

Healthcare management transferred to sub-national level

The government on Monday issued a sub-decree to delegate the management of healthcare provision to sub-national administrations, which will be effective as of January next year. The sub-decree was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen last Wednesday and signed by relevant ministers including Minister of ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/healthcare-management-transferred-sub-national-level

Millions of dollars to modernise Calmette

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday revealed the government and charity organisations have donated more than $100 million to modernise Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. He said on Facebook charity organisations have donated about $80 million, while the government donated about $30 million. “This budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668224/millions-of-dollars-to-modernise-calmette/

UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997. A report by UNAIDS pointed out that 880 people were newly infected with AIDS last year, compared to 16,500 in 1997. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unaids-infections-hiv-down-95-1997-peak

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV

UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664742/unaids-proposes-fast-track-initiative-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

PM: Gov’t to inject millions to modernise Calmette Hospital

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that the government will provide $30 million for the state-run Calmette Hospital to continue the construction of a new 12-storey building. Estimated to cost $39.7 million, the building is currently only 17 per cent complete. In a Facebook ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-govt-inject-millions-modernise-calmette-hospital

Sub-decree to transfer health services ‘closer to the people’

The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-transfer-health-services-closer-people

‘Dengue at manageable level’

The Ministry of Health said the dengue epidemic had been relieved to a manageable level despite the fact that to date, the number of people who suffered from it this year is almost three times higher than in the same period last year. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-manageable-level

Ministry of Health prohibits unlicensed rabies vaccines

The government has prohibited the distribution and sale of rabies vaccines Abhayrab and Indirab, that are not registered with the Ministry of Health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-health-prohibits-unlicensed-rabies-vaccines

PM warns of decline in breastfeeding

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday noted a decline in the number of mothers breastfeeding their children and appealed for help reversing the trend. The Planning Ministry previously said the number of breastfeeding mothers dropped from 73.5 percent in 2010 to 65 percent in 2014. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657718/pm-warns-of-decline-in-breastfeeding/

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Unlicensed medicine sale banned

The Ministry of Health has banned the sale of medicine without a legal permit at supermarkets, mini-marts and baby shops nationwide. It said offenders face strict legal measures, including fines of up to 10 million riel ($2,500). A letter signed by secretary of state at ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unlicensed-medicine-sale-banned

Government to take action against doctors who cheat NSSF

The National Assembly is drafting a law to take action against doctors and patients who collude with each other to cheat the National Social Security Fund into paying for false medical expenses. Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50646973/government-to-take-action-against-doctors-who-cheat-nssf/

Health Minister targets illegal medical practitioners

The Minister of Health has instructed all health departments to completely eliminate illegal medical practitioners in order to ensure that only proper treatment is provided across the Kingdom. Speaking during the Roundtable Forum on Hepatitis C at the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh on ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50645365/health-minister-targets-illegal-medical-practitioners/

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