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Accredited lab to boost food safety nationwide

The Laboratory of Environment and Food Safety (LEFS) at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), is now accredited for food microbiology testing, enabling it to further assist food processing businesses to identify potential food safety hazards and improve the safety and quality of food products. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/accredited-lab-to-boost-food-safety-nationwide

Health ministry signs cataract MoU with China’s GX Foundation

The Cambodian Ministry of Health and the GX Foundation of China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 19 on a project to help eliminate cataract blindness in Cambodia by providing treatment to people in Prey Veng province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-signs-cataract-mou-chinas-gx-foundation

Construction on Covid jab plant starts in Nov

A senior Ministry of Health official has said construction on Cambodia’s first Covid-19 vaccine packaging plant is to start in November. Set on an area of around 5ha, the facility is to meet the vaccine needs of everyone living in the Kingdom.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-covid-jab-plant-starts-nov

Health and economic concerns may hamper Pchum Ben celebrations

As Cambodia prepares to celebrate Pchum Ben, the festival of the dead, when food and other offerings are handed over at Buddhist temples, people have expressed mixed feelings, with health and economic concerns raised. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/health-and-economic-concerns-may-hamper-pchum-ben-celebrations

ILO holds third meeting on occupational safety, health in construction

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Project Advisory Committee on enhancing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards in the construction sector on September 6 held its third consultative meeting, where they shared the results of the projects that were implemented this year and outlined their 2023 ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ilo-holds-third-meeting-occupational-safety-health-construction

25% jump in ‘newly poor’ in 10 months during Covid-19

The number of people classified as poor has gone up by 25 percent in the 10 months from June 2020 to April 2021 in Cambodia due to income decline and job losses following the spread of Covid-19, said a survey by the Asia Foundation. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146871/25-jump-in-newly-poor-in-10-months-during-covid-19/

Adopting technology is key to develop health sector

Cambodia needs to invest more in developing human resources and infrastructure, a new health technology roadmap reveals. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/technology-is-key-to-health-sector-cambodia

Primary healthcare framework introduced

The introduction of a new framework to promote primary healthcare in Cambodia will help ensure that the Ministry of Health’s latest strategic plan can be implemented effectively, its senior official said. The framework will be based on the National Health Policy, the fourth phase of which ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/primary-healthcare-framework-introduced

WHO-Cambodia official urges people to get booster doses as more COVID-19 cases detected

World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan on Sunday called on people to get their booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines as the number of daily cases has seen an uptick. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123322/who-cambodia-official-urges-people-to-get-booster-doses-as-more-covid-19-cases-detected/

Parents urged to follow child’s immunisation schedule

As many children have yet to be inoculated with the 12 vaccines as per the national immunisation schedule, the government is stepping up efforts to encourage parents to take their children to be vaccinated. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501116675/parents-urged-to-follow-childs-immunisation-schedule/

Healthy public food procurement and service policies

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 report reveals the heavy global burden of hunger and malnutrition in all its forms. The lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic — along with disruption to the food supply caused by intensified conflict and ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501114669/healthy-public-food-procurement-and-service-policies/

New variants easily re-infect vaccinated

With the Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 spreading faster than the previous omicron variants, the Ministry of Health renewed its calls to the public to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the virus. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-variants-easily-re-infect-vaccinated

NSSF plans to expand coverage

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is planning to expand the fund’s scope of coverage to include families of NSSF’s members such as retirees, and domestic and informal economic workers. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103729/covid-19-alert-at-entry-points-again-after-cases-reemerge/

Angkor Children Hospital to launch scheme to cover cost

Angkor Hospital for Children will launch the “Patient Contribution” scheme for medical services for children on July 7, but for patients from poor families, the hospital will still continue to provide free healthcare. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103734/angkor-children-hospital-to-launch-scheme-to-cover-cost/

Significant drop in maternal, infant and mortality rates

A recent report from the Ministry of Health has indicated that maternal, infant and neonatal mortality rates have decreased significantly. ...

យឹម​ ​ស្រី​លីន
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501102956/significant-drop-in-maternal-infant-and-mortality-rates/

Hun Sen calls on public to receive booster jabs to stop Covid return

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered that national authorities establish more vaccination sites and assemble teams who can offer booster shots to those who cannot travel to the sites. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-calls-public-receive-booster-jabs-stop-covid-return

10 new Covid cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on June 29 reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, eight of which were detected in the community and the others on inbound travellers. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/10-new-covid-cases-cambodia

Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

After 52 days of zero new Covid-19 cases, Cambodia has now detected new infections, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-detects-new-covid-cases-after-52-days-pm

11,000-bed Covid treatment centre now 30% complete

The Kingdom’s first state-of the-art Covid-19 treatment centre, which is being constructed on an 8ha site on the northwestern outskirts of the capital, is now 30 per cent complete, according to officials from the Ministry of Health and Phnom Penh Municipal Administration following their June ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/11000-bed-covid-treatment-centre-now-30-complete

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