Public health

Priority health concerns

Chickens from Vietnam banned

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon to take action to prevent the spread of bird flu (H5N1) from Vietnam into the Kingdom as an outbreak of the disease plagues southern Vietnam. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chickens-vietnam-banned

Mekong nations and China to discuss COVID-19 response this week

The Mekong nations and China will focus on the COVID-19 issue during the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Laos this week.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691804/mekong-nations-and-china-to-discuss-covid-19-response-this-week

Virus prompts warning of meat consumption

Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685778/virus-prompts-warning-of-meat-consumption

Wuhan coronavirus: Tourism industry could hit turbulence

Tourism industry officials and representatives expressed concern that the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will devastate Cambodia’s tourism industry following the Kingdom’s first documented case in the coastal province of Sihanoukville on Monday. At a press conference late on Monday, Minister of Health ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wuhan-coronavirus-tourism-industry-could-hit-turbulence

Cambodia detects first Wuhan virus case on Chinese national

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday announced the Kingdom has detected its first Novel Coronavirus infection in Preah Sihanouk province. He said in a press conference yesterday evening the infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia yesterday on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684361/kingdom-detects-first-wuhan-virus-case-on-chinese-national

PM urges precaution amid virus outbreak

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called on all Cambodians to bump up precautions to avoid contracting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has already killed more than 50 people in China. The prime minister told the public to remain calm but alert about the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-urges-precaution-amid-virus-outbreak

Gov’t ups security to block virus

With the new coronavirus claiming its 17th life in China, the Cambodian Ministry of Health on Thursday said it is taking measures to ensure the disease does not enter the Kingdom, including inspecting all flights from Wuhan City, the outbreak’s epicentre. Ministry secretary of state ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-ups-security-block-virus

Poipet border checkpoint on alert for new virus after Thailand scare

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up checks at the Poipet border with Thailand following reports that a Chinese tourist to that country had been confirmed to be infected with a new pneumonia-like disease. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679703/poipet-border-checkpoint-on-alert-for-new-virus-after-thailand-scare

UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997. A report by UNAIDS pointed out that 880 people were newly infected with AIDS last year, compared to 16,500 in 1997. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unaids-infections-hiv-down-95-1997-peak

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/

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

‘Dengue at manageable level’

The Ministry of Health said the dengue epidemic had been relieved to a manageable level despite the fact that to date, the number of people who suffered from it this year is almost three times higher than in the same period last year. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-manageable-level

PM warns of decline in breastfeeding

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday noted a decline in the number of mothers breastfeeding their children and appealed for help reversing the trend. The Planning Ministry previously said the number of breastfeeding mothers dropped from 73.5 percent in 2010 to 65 percent in 2014. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657718/pm-warns-of-decline-in-breastfeeding/

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Ministry records decrease in dengue

The Health Ministry yesterday said that the number of people contracting dengue fever continues to decrease across the Kingdom in the wake of a spike. The ministry noted that about 2,400 new cases were found across the Kingdom this month since a spike in July. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635149/ministry-records-decrease-in-dengue/

More than 800 people test positive for HIV in 2018

The National Aids Authority (NAA) said more than 800 people tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last year, joining over 76,000 others aged between 15 and 49 in the Kingdom already infected with the virus. The spread of HIV/AIDS in the Kingdom is showing ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-800-people-test-positive-hiv-2018

Dengue death toll hits 25

The ministry said the number of people diagnosed with dengue fever this year had reached 21,130, with 25 people – all of them children – dying from the tropical disease. Ministry of Health spokesperson Or Vandine told The Post on Wednesday that the number of dengue ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-death-toll-hits-25

Midwives celebrated on national day

The contribution of midwives to Cambodia’s maternal and infant health was praised by the government as the Kingdom celebrated the National Day of Midwife on Sunday. Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree in 2008, designating May 5 as the National Day of Midwife – ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/midwives-celebrated-national-day

Ministry of Health issues series of precautions for the holidays

The Ministry of Health has issued a statement advising the public to take precautions against rice wine and food poisoning, as well as H5N1 “bird flu” virus, during the upcoming Chinese and Khmer New Years. Released on Thursday and obtained by The Post on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-health-issues-series-precautions-holidays

Kantha Bopha announces drop in infant mortality rate

The Kantha Bopha Hospitals founded by Swiss paediatrician Dr Beat Richner, who passed away last year aged 71, has reported a drop in the infant mortality rate last year. “The mortality rate among hospitalised children was 0.23 per cent, while in 2017, the mortality rate ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kantha-bopha-announces-drop-infant-mortality-rate

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