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For Health Care, Cambodians Choose Vietnam

“I trust the Cambodian doctors with a simple problem. But if it’s a serious illness, and I need an operation or something, I don’t really trust them,” said Ly Molina, 31, a businesswoman from Phnom Penh. Ms. Molina spoke as she waited for a bus to ...

Kantha Bopha hospitals get another $1 million

The Cambodian government donated $1 million to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals on July 18, said Minister of Health Mam Bunheng. The donation came to the free outpatient medical institution as it’s facing a budget shortfall.   ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071957508/National-news/kantha-bopha-hospitals-get-another-1-million.html

Gov’t Asks Global Fund to Unblock $20 Million Malaria Grant

A Health Ministry official said yesterday the government was still hoping to recoup the last $20 million of a Global Fund grant for fighting malaria that the international charity has held back because of Cambodia’s poor use of fund dollars. Last week, a spokesman for the ...

Global Fund Cuts Malaria Grant by $20M

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is withholding nearly $20 million originally granted to fight malaria in Cambodia because of the government’s poor use of past Fund dollars. The government blames its poor showing on the Fund’s time-consuming procurement procedures. The Fund awarded the ...

Regional health insider talks Cambodian medical care

A French doctor established International SOS between Jakarta and Singapore 27 years ago. The company conducted emergency airlifts for patients to Singapore due to the lack of quality health services available in Indonesia at the time. The French-owned company now has a presence in 74 countries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056078/Business/regional-health-insider-talks-cambodian-medical-care.html

Kompong Cham Pepper Enjoys Healthy Trade in Thailand

Though less well-known than Kampot pepper, the price of Kompong Cham province pepper has increased by 44 percent from last year and is developing a following in Thailand, farmers and vendors said. With a total of 906 hectares of land dedicated to cultivating pepper in Kompong ...

Japanese aid tabbed for health, roadwork

In a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation yesterday, the Japanese government officially granted aid of 974 million yen (about US$12.2 million) to the Cambodian government. The Honorable Masafumi Kuroki, Japanese ambassador to Cambodia, said his country had made the donation to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032155164/National-news/japanese-aid-tabbed-for-health-roadwork.html

Women’s Cancer Hospital to Open in Phnom Penh in 2015

The construction of a new $17.5 million women’s cancer hospital specializing in gynecological services will break ground this summer, one of the co-founders said yesterday. Janne Ritskes, the director of Tabitha Cambodia, an organization that works to improve the lives of poor Cambodians, said the 220-bed ...

Farmers with HIV/AIDS Gain Confidence, Skills With Program

Leng Sopheap used to wake up before the crack of dawn and walk with crates of vegetables from her farm to the nearby market underneath a blanket so her neighbors wouldn’t know they were buying produce from someone infected with HIV/AIDS. Not long after her ...

Budget fears as TB figures fall

Health officials and workers are concerned about budget shortages for the treatment of tuberculosis in the Kingdom as new data reveals that prevalence of the disease has declined 37 percent from 2002, officials said yesterday. Mao Tan Eang, director of the National Centre for Tuberculosis and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012020954402/National-news/budget-fears-as-tb-figures-fall.html

Vulnerable evictees speak out

An 11-year-old HIV-positive girl evicted from Borei Keila moved back to Phnom Penh to live with her aunt because she had no access to medication at her relocation site in Kandal province, she said yesterday. During another day of protests outside the National Assembly, schoolgirl Theng ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012654158/National-news/vulnerable-evictees-speak-out.html

Government suspends Malaysia maids recruitment firm

Officials said yesterday that the government had suspended a recruitment agency in Kompong Chhnang province suspected of forcibly confining 45 women and that plans were underway to shut it down permanently. Police rescued the women, including 26 girls under the age of 18, who were training ...

New Private Hospital to Employ 208 Cambodians

A new high-end private hospital in Phnom Penh, a collaboration between Cambodia’s Sokimex and Ho Chi Minh City’s well-known Cho-Ray Hospital, is set to hire 280 Cambodian health care workers in the next year, according to a Sunday satatement posted on the City Hall website. ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily/

About 400 Chickens Inspected for Bird Flu

About 400 chickens suspected of being infected with bird flu were culled Friday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Monkol Borei district after a died of the virus less than two weeks ago, officials said. Meanwhile, last week the Agriculture Ministry reported that H5N1, or avian influenza, ...

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