Manet calls for boost to healthcare services
Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that strengthening the capacity of the healthcare system is necessary, but that the public also have a duty to prevent disease. ...
Social health insurance scheme extended to tuk-tuk drivers
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is rolling out a pilot of its Social Health Insurance scheme for tuk-tuk drivers in the capital in April as part of a move to extend social security coverage to the nation’s informal workers. ...
Dengue cases on the rise, three times higher than last year
In the first seven weeks of the year, Cambodia had more than 750 cases of dengue fever, of which two were fatal. The increase was almost three times higher than the same period last year, according to the National Dengue Control Programme (NDCP). ...
50% drop in TB-related deaths last year: CENAT
Deaths caused by tuberculosis (TB) dropped 50% last year as compared to the previous year, said National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) yesterday. ...
PM pushes for TB eradication
Cambodia needs to step up efforts to control tuberculosis (TB), Prime Minister Hun Sen said. Although the number of deaths from TB has dropped, he said the morbidity and mortality are still high and many people still do not have easy access to treatment services. ...
Minister lauds cash support to all factory worker mothers, kids
Since 2018, the government has provided cash support to more than 356,000 female factory workers who gave birth. More than $35 million was shared with the mothers of over 358,000 children, said Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training. ...
Healthcare capacity rapidly upgraded in recent years
The Ministry of Health expanded its capacity and made it easier for people to get healthcare services between 2018 and 2022, with the numbers of health centres increasing from 1,205 to 1,288 and hospitals from 123 to 132. ...
Kingdom seeks United States investment in health sector
Cambodia urged the US-ASEAN Business Council to explore the possibility of investing in the health sector and private hospitals in the Kingdom. Boun Sarakmoni, Secretary of State, in a meeting also told the visiting delegates to consider investing in the processing and packaging of agricultural ...
Oddar Meanchey inaugurate new hospital building worth over $2 million
Minister of Health Prof Mam Bunheng, with the participation of the leadership of the Ministry of Health, officially inaugurated a new building in Oddar Meachey Provincial Referral Hospital. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Bird flu risk to humans in Cambodia remains low: WHO
The risk to general public from avian influenza A (H5N1) in Cambodia remains low despite two human cases of the virus were detected recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement late Sunday. ...
Thailand urges monitoring of bird flu virus after death of Cambodian girl
An 11-year-old girl has died of bird flu in eastern Cambodia, prompting a call for increased disease monitoring by government health agencies. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Southern Vietnam put on bird flu alert after Cambodia outbreak
The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has sounded a bird flu alert to southern localities after more than 10 human cases were reported in Cambodia, including two deaths. ...
Khmer Times Staff
First bird flu death since 2014
The Ministry of Health said yesterday it has discovered for the first time in nearly 10 years a fatal case caused by Avian influenza H5N1, also known as bird flu. ...
Social Protection Week meeting aims to strengthen transparency
Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth urged all stakeholders to work together to support an effective social protection system, as the finance ministry celebrated Social Protection Week 2023 (SPW) in Phnom Penh this week. ...
Warnings issued as dengue fever cases this year triple
Leang Rithea, director of the Ministry of Health’s National Dengue Control Programme (NDCP), said that from January 1 to February 7, more than 400 cases of dengue fever were recorded in Cambodia. ...
S Treng health centre opens to serve remote community
Santepheap Health Centre, located in a remote and forested area in Stung Treng province, will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the region, while providing access to primary health care for almost 20,000 people, according to Plan International Cambodia. ...
Health Ministry accelerates vaccinations for students
The Ministry of Health has sped up the vaccination for students in educational institutions across the country by urging parents to bring their children for jabs against Covid-19 because all vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organization. ...
Digitizing Cambodia’s health sector
Cambodia’s health sector is evolving thanks in part to improved human resources and the emergence of HealthTech. Kiripost speaks to medical experts who are using technology in the form of electronic medical records to improve services nationwide. ...
Kiripost staff writers
Talks to extend maternity leave to six months start tomorrow
On Jan. 31, the government will hold a national discussion in Phnom Penh to discuss the potential extension of maternity leave for pregnant women who have just given birth. ...
Increased breastfeeding could save 2,000 lives per year: health ministry
Cambodia loses an estimated $137.7 million annually due to non-complete breastfeeding. The figure includes additional costs to the health system, increased mortality rates and damage to public health, according to a joint press release from the Ministry of Health, Helen Keller and other relevant organisations. ...