Public health

Priority health concerns

Cash benefits paid out to over 5,000 women who gave birth in May

In the first five months of this year, the government provided 10 billion riel ($2.46 million) through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to 25,867 low-income female workers who gave birth to 26,057 babies. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-benefits-paid-out-over-5000-women-who-gave-birth-may

Kingdom, development partners talk vaccination

On December 17, several government ministries called an emergency meeting with major aid organisations and partner nations about a procurement plan for Covid-19 vaccines and plans for implementing a vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-development-partners-talk-vaccination

PM to outline current Covid situation in national address

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to address the nation concerning the current condition and progress regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, including contributions by the public to fund buying vaccines. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-outline-current-covid-situation-national-address

Vaccine not a cure-all for Covid-19, official warns

While the government prepares to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, it has appealed to the public to understand that vaccinations will not be a panacea solution and to remember to remain vigilant in efforts to prevent spread of infection. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vaccine-not-cure-all-covid-19-official-warns

Rights groups appeal for prisons testing, as Hun Sen solicits vaccine funds

Three international and domestic rights groups said the government must test prisoners who may have been exposed to an Interior Ministry official who had the disease, with Prime Minister Hun Sen focused on soliciting funds for vaccine acquisitions. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/rights-groups-appeal-for-prisons-testing-as-hun-sen-solicits-vaccine-funds/

Combating HIV/AIDS remains government priority

The Cambodian government has reaffirmed its commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS in light of today being World AIDS Day. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787827/combating-hiv-aids-remains-government-priority/

Kingdom’s fight goes on against HIV/AIDS

Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cambodia still faces challenges in its bid to prevent new infections.​ ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50785480/kingdoms-fight-goes-on-against-hiv-aids/

Hungarian official tests positive for Covid-19 day after meeting Hun Sen

Top Cambodian officials are going into quarantine after Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who visited the country on Tuesday and signed three agreements in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen, tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Thailand on Wednesday. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://vodenglish.news/hungarian-official-tests-positive-for-covid-19-day-after-meeting-hun-sen/

70 percent decline in Malaria cases

The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that in the first nine months of this year, there has been a 70 percent decrease in malaria cases when compared to the same period last year. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779318/70-percent-decline-in-malaria-cases/

WHO lauds successful efforts to reduce malaria in Kingdom

The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Cambodia Li Ailan has lauded the progress made to combat malaria in the Kingdom. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771118/who-lauds-successful-efforts-to-reduce-malaria-in-kingdom/

Preah Sihanouk gets Covid-19 lab

Preah Sihanouk province will become the second after Siem Reap to have a laboratory to test for Covid-19 after a plan was approved to build one at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Referral Hospital. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-gets-covid-19-lab

Government to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS for next three years

The government is set to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS next year till 2023 so that the Kingdom will eradicate the disease by 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751387/government-to-disburse-11-million-to-fight-hiv-aids-for-next-three-years/

Cash aid improves maternal and child healthcare in Kingdom

An inter-ministerial statement was issued last week highlighting the achievements and further initiatives of the government’s cash subsidy programme for pregnant women, which seeks to promote maternal and child welfare and improve the wellbeing of children from impoverished families. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714117/cash-aid-improves-maternal-and-child-healthcare-in-kingdom/

PM encourages malaria response amid pandemic

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for the continued efforts to eliminate malaria in the Kingdom despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made in a statement issued yesterday ahead of the World Malaria Day on April 25. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713137/pm-encourages-malaria-response-amid-pandemic/

Royal Ploughing ceremony cancelled

The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony, traditionally held in May, has been cancelled in light of the pandemic, the National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals announced. NCONIF secretary-general Chhin Ketana said yesterday, “The government has decided to cancel the celebration of this year’s Royal ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50712384/royal-ploughing-ceremony-cancelled-2/

Kingdom steps up TB fight

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia needs to speed up efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis patients, as the Kingdom still had a high number of both compared to the rest of the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-steps-tb-fight

Vietnam shutters borders with Cambodia as pandemic spreads

The Vietnamese government on Sunday locked down its borders with the Kingdom and imposed a month-long entry ban for any foreign traveler – except accredited diplomats – as the country adopts  measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Sun Mesa
http://khmertimeskh.com/50703292/vietnam-shutters-borders-with-cambodia-as-pandemic-spreads/

Royal Palace to temporarily hold off visitors

The Royal Palace Ministry yesterday announced the temporary closure of one of the Kingdom’s most iconic buildings amid fears of new Coronavirus infections. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703245/royal-palace-to-temporarily-hold-off-visitors/

Four Cambodian river cruise vessels denied docking in Vietnam

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered his officials to intervene in helping four Cambodian river cruise vessels which are stuck at Vietnam’s water border as its authorities denied their docking due to fear of a COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/702304/four-cambodian-river-cruise-vessels-denied-docking-in-vietnam/

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