Public health

Development assistance for health sector

Kantha Bopha Foundation sees decrease in donations

The Kantha Bopha Foundation has reported a 20 percent decrease in donations within the first eight months of this year, compared to 2019. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762935/kantha-bopha-foundation-sees-decrease-in-donations/

Agriculture and health key for Aussie development

Australia is continuing to invest in its flagship agricultural and health development programmes because the two sectors have become vitally important for Cambodia’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755052/agriculture-and-health-key-for-aussie-development/

Chikungunya outbreak infects over 2,000 across 15 provinces

The Health Ministry yesterday identified a total of 2,047 suspected cases of Chikungunya diseases covering 15 provinces in the Kingdom. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753206/chikungunya-outbreak-infects-over-2000-across-15-provinces/

WHO, UNICEF laud action on infant formula violations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef)  commended the Health Ministry’s crackdown on four companies for violating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitute. The four companies are Royal Platinum Co Ltd, Nutrilatt, LMM Distribution and VVH Import Export. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740345/who-unicef-laud-action-on-infant-formula-violations/

Preah Sihanouk sees factory suspensions and massive job losses

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun yesterday announced there were 20 suspended factories in the province, affecting more than 8,000 workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732092/preah-sihanouk-sees-factory-suspensions-and-massive-job-losses/

Japanese to donate medical equipment

The Japanese government will provide $18 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health to help the Kingdom fight Covid-19. It will also offer nearly $23 million in financial grants to support education and health in Cambodia, according to an announcement from ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-donate-medical-equipment

Banks step in to fight the spread of COVID-19

ABA has launched a dedicated COVID-19 fund for people to donate easily using their ABA Mobile application aiming to raise $5,000 after which ABA will double the funds to $10,000 and transfer the raised sum to the Ministry of Health for medical supplies to mitigate ...

Yeshi Dema
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=news-article

Smart Axiata announces $1 million COVID-19 relief fund, invites more

Cambodia’s telecommunications provider Smart Axiata yesterday announced a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund in a demonstration of support as the Kingdom deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Yeshi Dema
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707629/smart-axiata-announces-1-million-covid-19-relief-fund-invites-more/

Passenger from Cambodia detected COVID-19 positive in China

A 27 year old female passenger, Chen Moumou, of Zhanjiang, Guangdong,  was tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Guangdong on 25th March, 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706385/passenger-from-cambodia-detected-covid-19-positive-in-china/

Preah Ang Duong hospital starts building $8 million ENT wing

Preah Ang Duong hospital in the capital on Saturday held a ground breaking ceremony for a new building costing $8million, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, to provide specialised treatment for people with ear, nose and throat problems.   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704588/preah-ang-duong-hospital-starts-building-8-million-ent-wing/

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/

‘Only few people seek medical help abroad’

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said on Tuesday that not many people in the Kingdom go abroad for medical treatment. He was replying to a statement that said Cambodians tended to go to hospitals in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, and other countries for the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-few-people-seek-medical-help-abroad

Swiss to aid Kantha Bopha Hospitals for three more years

The Swiss government will provide $12 million to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals for three years more, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Sunday. He said Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Siebber announced his government’s commitment on Thursday during a meeting with him at the ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545335/swiss-to-aid-kantha-bopha-hospitals-for-three-more-years/

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Sesan villagers request facilities

Over 50 families affected by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have sent a letter to the provincial governor and prominent tycoon Kith Meng requesting a number of public service facilities for the community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sesan-villagers-request-facilities

China gifts medical equipment to state-run military hospital

China’s Ministry of Defence yesterday provided 24 kinds of medical equipment to the state-run Preah Ket Mealea military hospital to support heart and blood treatments. During a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Lieutenant General Ly Sovan, director of Preah Ket Mealea Hospital, said the hospital has often ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110602/china-gifts-medical-equipment-state-run-military-hospital/

Cambodia and the West's common enemy: Tuberculosis

Estimates suggest that 0.38 percent of Cambodians have contracted TB, an alarming statistic for a country still recovering from decades of conflict. This rate shows an improvement from the early 2000s, when up to 1.5 percent of Cambodians had the disease. Even so, villagers who live far ...

Austin Bodetti
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/cambodia-and-the-wests-common-enemy-tuberculosis/

Grant excludes HIV support group

A national network of people living with HIV, which has been key in helping coordinate anti-HIV services at the grassroots level, is now being excluded from a new Global Fund grant, raising “deep” concerns, according to NGOs and a leaked internal email sent to government ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grant-excludes-hiv-support-group

External funds driving policy: report

A new study has found that external donors wield outsize influence in determining national health care policies in Cambodia. The research was published earlier this month in the journal of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study focused on Cambodia and Pakistan, ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/external-funds-driving-policy-report

Japan donates another US$120,000 to promote child and mother health in Kampong Cham

Government of Japan has donated an additional amount of US$120,000 to promote mother and child health in vulnerable areas of Kampong Cham province. ...

Mom Chandara Soleil
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108246

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