Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

Report: 28.1% of Cambodians take out loans for healthcare

A new report has found that 28.1 per cent of Cambodians borrow money to pay for healthcare, with microfinance insiders claiming it does not reflect the reality in the financial sector. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) surveyed 5,000 households across Cambodia and found ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/report-281-cambodians-take-out-loans-healthcare

Ministry records decrease in dengue

The Health Ministry yesterday said that the number of people contracting dengue fever continues to decrease across the Kingdom in the wake of a spike. The ministry noted that about 2,400 new cases were found across the Kingdom this month since a spike in July. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635149/ministry-records-decrease-in-dengue/

Draft law on social security approved

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday approved the draft law to expand the National Social Security Fund to provide a financial security net for civil servants, and those in the private and informal sectors. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50630164/draft-law-on-social-security-approved/

New joint committee to tackle child abuse

Ministries and child protection NGOs have jointly established a committee on the Implementation of an Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation spokesman Touch Channy said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-joint-committee-tackle-child-abuse

Mental health patients relocated to new centre

Dozens of patients with mental health disorders were admitted to the newly built Mental Health Rehab Centre in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. The centre was established under the Ministries of Social Affairs, Health and Interior. The three-hectare treatment facility was funded with a $500,000 budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622648/mental-health-patients-relocated-to-new-centre/

Midwives celebrated on national day

The contribution of midwives to Cambodia’s maternal and infant health was praised by the government as the Kingdom celebrated the National Day of Midwife on Sunday. Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree in 2008, designating May 5 as the National Day of Midwife – ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/midwives-celebrated-national-day

Food safety draft law under study

The draft Law on Food Safety is now being studied by the Council of Ministers and is expected to be approved before the end of the year, government officials said. Tech Seak Ngon, general department of customs and excise deputy director, yesterday told a press ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600367/food-safety-draft-law-under-study/

Ministry ups mental health centres

The Health Ministry has published a list of more than 400 health centres offering treatment for mental disorders and drug abuse, including their locations and contact numbers. The ministry expanded its outreach efforts to address mental health issues and drug abuse in public health facilities ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575069/ministry-ups-mental-health-centres-2/

Food safety set to be in curriculum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is set to finalise its draft national policy on student health, with food safety incorporated into schools’ curriculum throughout the country, according to a senior official at the ministry. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-safety-set-be-curriculum

UN fights malnutrition with snack

The production of Nutrix, a new fish-based wafer snack, was launched in Phnom Penh on Monday to assist in the fight against “severe acute child malnutrition” in Cambodia. The Nutrix facility is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and only the second in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-fights-malnutrition-snack

Guidelines issued for flood victims

The Health Ministry yesterday issued safety guidelines for people suffering from floods in order to avoid getting sick.​ The ministry fears those affected by the floods could contract dengue fever and other illnesses. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/530438/guidelines-issued-for-flood-victims-2/

China’s mobile clinics to boost rural health

Twenty mobile clinics out of 40 provided by the Chinese government were deployed yesterday in 11 citities and provincial health departments to bring timely and effective services to people, especially in rural areas. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50492136/chinas-mobile-clinics-to-boost-rural-health/

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