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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

Raising the profile of LGBT rights

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee has defended the government’s record on LGBT rights and urged LGBT people to protect themselves from HIV. Keo Remy, director of CHRC, said on Sunday that LGBT people should not lose hope and be depressed by discrimination. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564715/raising-the-profile-of-lgbt-rights/

Child mortality rates drop in the Kingdom

Speaking during an annual workshop in Siem Reap province – Review on Child’s Health and Progress of Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) Implementation in Cambodia – Kumanan Rasanathan said the mortality rate among children under five declined last year to 29 per 1,000, compared to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-mortality-rates-drop-kingdom

UN fights malnutrition with snack

The production of Nutrix, a new fish-based wafer snack, was launched in Phnom Penh on Monday to assist in the fight against “severe acute child malnutrition” in Cambodia. The Nutrix facility is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and only the second in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-fights-malnutrition-snack

Parents urged to be cautious over dengue

The Health Ministry has urged parents who suspect their children to be suffering from dengue infections, to immediately send them to state-run hospitals for treatment. The call follows the death of 13 children due to dengue fever over the last eight months. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parents-urged-be-cautious-over-dengue

Cash boost for anti-HIV treatment

The government is to add millions of dollars to its budget for drugs against HIV and its opportunistic illnesses for its battle to reduce and eliminate infections. A government official confirmed that the budget for the drugs would rise to $4.5 million from 2018 to ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50496531/cash-boost-for-anti-hiv-treatment/

Government aims to reduce TB cases

The Health Ministry and the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) will investigate to find cases of tuberculosis at locations where many people live and in high-risk groups to reduce the rate of sickness and deaths from TB by 2030. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483343/government-aims-to-reduce-tb-cases/

Hun Sen pushes for malaria-free Kingdom

The government has called on all relevant institutes and local authorities, as well as international development partners, to help make Cambodia a malaria-free country. Prime Minister Hun Sen released a letter this week to celebrate World Malaria Day today under the theme Ready to Beat ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483342/hun-sen-pushes-for-malaria-free-kingdom-2/

Cases of malaria nearly doubled over past year

Health Ministry officials said the number of malaria cases in 2017 increased nearly 100 percent if compared to the previous year during a meeting to set a strategy to reduce the rate in 2018. The National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control issued an official ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110503/cases-malaria-nearly-doubled-past-year/

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