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Cambodian Boy Becomes The 10th H5N1 Bird Flu Death Of The Year

A 9-year-old boy has become the 10th person this year to die of bird flu in Cambodia, the World Health Organization announced Monday. The U.N. agency said the boy from a village in northeastern Battambang province came down with fever and vomiting on July 26 and ...

http://globalnews.ca/news/788332/bird-flu-kills-9-year-old-boy-in-cambodia-countrys-10th-fatal-victim-this-year/

Maternal health gets a boost in 3 provinces

About 300,000 women of reproductive age will receive higher-quality emergency obstetric and newborn-care services thanks to a sizeable handover of medical equipment and supplies to government health centres and hospitals in Kampong Thom, Kampot and Kep provinces. Through a partnership seeking to improve the social healthcare ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/maternal-health-gets-boost-3-provinces

Two Cambodian children hospitalized with H5N1

Cambodia’s health ministry today announced two more H5N1 avian flu cases, both in children, the hardest-hit group in that country so far. The patients are a 9-year-old boy from Battambang province and a 5-year-old girl from Kandal province, according to a joint statement today from Cambodia’s ...

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/08/two-cambodian-children-hospitalized-h5n1

Health Ministry to Probe Suspect Baby Formula

The Ministry of Health will investigate a baby milk formula sold in Cambodia that has been recalled over a risk it contains bacteria that causes botulism, an official said Tuesday. New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has advised eight companies that bought a whey protein concentrate produced ...

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Cambodia to stop HIV by 2020

During a presentation at the 2013 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cambodia showed its new initiative called “Cambodia 3.0” which aims to eliminate new infections of HIV by 2020. Cambodia had one of the fastest growing HIV ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=N2U3NjkyZDJiYTM

Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu: WHO

A six-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to nine so far this year, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. The girl, from the southern province of Kampot, died in a children’s hospital in the capital Phnom ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=N2EzN2ZiZjA3ZTA

Illegal cosmetics chemicals trashed

Government officials yesterday disposed of some 30 tonnes of chemical substances they said Chinese nationals had intended to sell illegally as cosmetics. Long Sreng, deputy chief of the Interior Ministry’s anti-economic crime department, said authorities seized the chemicals – some of which already were falsely packaged ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566459/National/illegal-cosmetics-chemicals-trashed.html

Cambodia and S Korea aid workers

Cambodia and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday, agreeing to work together to ensure worker protection. Last month,  a Kampong Speu shoe factory collapse killed two workers. The incident inspired the Ministry of Labour to implement a Health and Safety Network for workers here ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061266215/National/cambodia-and-s-korea-aid-workers.html

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

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