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Regional pharma producers eye Kingdom

International pharmaceutical companies are increasingly looking to sell their products to Cambodia, although the market is full of obstacles, according to experts. After several big international players announced sales expansion plans, two companies from Indonesia, a major manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia, are planning to follow. Kalbe ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052465819/Business/regional-pharma-producers-eye-kingdom.html

As Foreign Aid Increases, Questions About Conditions

Cambodia has seen huge growth of foreign aid and loans over the past two decades, but experts are beginning to question its worth—and what conditions might be attached. Total aid from 1993 to 2012 amounts to around $10 billion, with the percentage of aid coming as ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-foreign-aid-increases-questions-about-conditions/1664821.html

Hong Kong bans eggs from Cambodia

Hong Kong has banned egg imports from Cambodia due to the country’s recent avian influenza outbreak, which claimed four lives last month. “Hong Kong does not import live poultry or poultry meat from Cambodia, but 170,000 poultry eggs were imported from there last year,” the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020561181/National/hong-kong-bans-eggs-from-cambodia.html

Economic benefits of birth control reported

Additional investments in family planning yields economic benefits and would save developing countries more than US$11 billion annually, according to a UN report. Better access to family planning in developing countries would reduce costs for maternal and newborn health care by $11.3 billion per year, according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111959804/Business/economic-benefits-of-birth-control-reported.html

Health Woes Speed Fraud Appeal

After calls from their lawyers late last month to speed up the appeals process, three former advisers to Senate President Chea Sim convicted of fraud last year will appear before the Appeals Court on November 7, court deputy prosecutor Tan Senarong said yesterday. The three defendants ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259271/National-news/health-woes-speed-fraud-appeal.html

Cambodia Record Significant Progress in Child Mortality

The mortality rate for children under the age of 5 in Cambodia has fallen by 64 percent since 1990, with the most marked decrease noted over the past decade, according to a Unicef report released yesterday. The report, Committed to Survival: A promise Renewed, lists Cambodia ...

Vietnamese Goods Fair Opens In Phnom Penh

The 10th High Quality Vietnamese Products and Exports trade fair opened yesterday in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh. It has attracted around 150 firms who have  set up 250 booths to display more than 2,000 products, including electronics, consumer goods, stationary, books, construction materials, ...

Mental Health Sector Severely Underfunded

The mental health sector faces a sever lack of funding that could ultimately undermine Cambodia’s development and the governemnt’s own health care goals, concludes a new report by the human rights law center at Fordham University in New York. In a comparative study on Cambodia’s mental ...

Push for trade in yuan increasing

Slowly but steadily, demand to do cross-border business in Chinese yuan is pushing its way into one of Asia’s dollar-dominated strongholds. As China continues to liberalise the yuan – or at least hint at when some capital controls could be lifted – Cambodian businesses that import ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557593/Business/push-for-trade-in-yuan-increasing.html

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

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