Social development

Public health

Chinese doctors step up solidarity programme in Cambodia and Laos

Chinese doctors have performed more than 10,000 free surgeries on cataract patients in Cambodia and Laos, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, a partner of TV BRICS. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Dengue cases on the rise, warns Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has reissued its warning that dengue fever will be on the rise and has asked people to be vigilant and implement measures to prevent a large-scale outbreak of the disease in the community. ...

Torn Vibol

MOH orders checks on all health service providers’ licences

The Ministry of Health has ordered all the directors of the capital and provincial health departments to check all clinics and polyclinics to ensure they are licenced. ...

Tith Kongnov

Chinese doctors perform over 10,000 free cataract surgeries in Cambodia, Laos

Chinese doctors have performed a total of 10,059 surgeries at no cost to cataract patients in Cambodia and Laos, according to health authorities. ...

Khmer Times Staff

IPC signs MoU on food safety training

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Food Safety and Best Practices Training Programme with b. Consulting Cambodia. ...

Nang Veasna

Study reveals diverse swine flu strains circulating in Cambodian pigs for 15 years

Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore have made a significant discovery, identifying several previously unknown strains of swine flu viruses that have been circulating quietly in Cambodian pig populations for the past 15 years. This finding raises concerns about potential pandemic risks. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Donor diversity powers Angkor Hospital for Children

In the first half of this year, Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap successfully raised approximately $4 million through local and international donations. ...

Long Kimmarita

NSSF to extend healthcare access

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is set to launch a five-year strategy focused on job development and vocational training. This is a key step in broadening the range of services available to the families and dependents of fund members. ...

Chea Sokny

New PM proposes daycare centres and schools for factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet is urging stakeholders to plan and establish onsite community daycare centres, schools and cafeterias so the children of factory workers can receive care services and enjoy the opportunity to learn. ...

Hang Punreay

Health Minister committed to improving doctors’ ethics

Chheang Ra, the recently-appointed Minister of Health, is committed to improving the ethics of doctors in Cambodia to provide better quality public and private health services and earn the people’s trust. ...

Hang Punreay

UNICEF says air pollution responsible for 1 in 5 deaths among U-5 Cambodian children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a statement on Saturday, saying air pollution is responsible for nearly one in every five deaths among children under five in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New govt planning more state aid

While fresh aid is being planned for the impoverished through the social security fund, the incoming administration will keep up the practice of giving allowances to expectant mothers and young children. ...

Tith Kongnov

Pregnant women in K Thom benefit from micronutrients

Over 1,500 pregnant women at health centres in Kampong Thom province are showing positive results from a project led by Helen Keller International Cambodia. The project, supported by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Vitamin Angel Foundation, replaces iron supplements with multiple micronutrient ...

Long Kimmarita

Parents demand unhealthy food ban in schools

Noting a rise in obesity in their children due to sweets and snacks eaten at school, parents are now calling for a ban on unhealthy foods and drinks. ...

Thang Sinorn

Cambodia fostering development of food standards throughout food chain

Cambodia is committed to ensuring that its food supply is safe and healthy for all Cambodians, leading to safe and healthy diets, said Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries during the World Food Safety Day celebration held here on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Chronic illnesses targeted in new health campaign

The Ministry of Information and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are joining forces to raise awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with the aim of reducing the incidence of NCDs across the country. ...

Chea Sokny

Kantha Bopha Siem Reap maternity wards nears completion

The construction of a dedicated maternity and post-natal ward at Jayavarman VII Hospital, also known as the third Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital, in Siem Reap province, has reached 80 per cent completion. ...

Post Staff

It’s crowded at Kantha Bopha III

Pregnant women who sought antenatal care and delivery services at Siem Reap’s Kantha Bopha III Hospital increased by 35% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.                         ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia reports elevated dengue fever activity reported nationwide as of August 1

Health authorities continue to report elevated dengue fever activity nationwide in Cambodia, with an additional 3,363 cases reported from June 27-July 23; bringing the total to more than 8,020 since Jan. 1. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Explainer: NSSF - How Cambodian workers are protected under a social security safety net

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a public administration institution in Cambodia that provides essential social security coverage and benefits to workers in the formal sector. ...

Seng Mengheng

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