Ending a scourge: PM pushes for final steps to eradicate malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged stakeholders to promote social and gender equality in order to eradicate malaria by 2025, with a particular emphasis on providing nondiscriminatory diagnostic and treatment services for malaria patients in rural, hard-to-reach locations. ...

Torn Vibol

Phnom Penh authorities launch mosquito spraying campaign in 47 communes in 4 districts for 7 days

Following the guidance of Prime Minister Hun Manet, on the welfare of the people and according to the actual situation of the dengue fever, Khuong Sreng, governor of Phnom Penh municipal led the meeting with authorities and relevant officials to take immediate action by spraying ...

Khmer Times Staff

Australia helps strengthen laboratory capacity for infectious diseases in Cambodia

Australia has supported the IndoPacLab program across Cambodia, Laos, and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to strengthen laboratory capacity for HIV, TB, malaria, and COVID-19 testing, said the Australian Embassy in Cambodia in a news release Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Sharp drop in malaria cases

Cambodia’s malaria cases have gone down dramatically in the past five years thanks to effective measures. ...

Hang Punreay

PM calls for 2025 end to malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the nation to work together to completely eradicate malaria from Cambodia by 2025 and from the world by 2030. ...

Chea Sokny

Malaria cases in Cambodia decline by six percent in 2022

Cambodia recorded 4,042 cases of malaria in 2022, a decrease of 6 percent from 4,318 cases in 2021, a health official said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap provincial health department holds working group meeting to eliminate provincial malaria in fourth quarter of 2022

On the afternoon of December 21, 2022, The Siem Reap Provincial Health Department organized a meeting of the Provincial Working Group for Malaria Elimination for the fourth quarter of 2022 under the chairmanship of Pin Prak, Deputy Governor and Dr Kros Sarath, Director of the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Zero malaria deaths since 2018

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that despite the difficulties caused by the spread of Covid-19, the fight against malaria had continued efficiently and made a significant contribution to the achievement of Cambodia’s sustainable development goals 2016-2030. ...

Mom Kunthear

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rumours ‘hurt malaria efforts’

A study of the mass administration of anti-malarial drugs in two provinces of Cambodia has shown the challenges that surface during such interventions, including the spread of “rumours” among villagers, which can decrease participation, new research shows. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Malaria cases on the decline

Officials from the Ministry of Health said the numbers of malaria cases was roughly similar in 2017 as it was in 2016.​Authorities only reported one death from malaria this year, but sill called for people to take every possible measure to prevent the disease.​ ...

Mom Kunthear

Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to ...

Yesenia Amaro

WHO tests new malaria therapy

High failure rates of the frontline medication to treat malaria in Southern Vietnam have revived concerns that parasites resistant to multiple drugs, first observed in Cambodia’s Pailin province, may be spreading. Meanwhile, experts in the Kingdom are currently testing alternative treatment options to stay ahead ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Global Fund donates $98m despite graft investigation

Global Fund will provide $98 million to fight malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs from 2018 to 2020, an official said on Thursday, with the donor seemingly banking on improved oversight to prevent alleged government fraud and nepotism it described as recently as March. ...

Ben Paviour

New methods needed for malaria treatment: study

A study published in the Malaria Journal last week suggests that to combat malaria, the outmoded approach of mass anti-malarial drug administration may be effective, but only if local community leaders play a prominent role. ...

Leonie Kijewski

Fraud at malaria centre: Global Fund report uncovers ‘systematic’ double billing, nepotism

A report by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed evidence of corruption and nepotism at Cambodia’s National Malaria Centre (CNM), first revealed by The Post last year, calling the centre’s oversight “dysfunctional and unauditable”. ...

Shaun Turton

PM backs war against malaria

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for renewed effort to wipe out malaria in Cambodia by 2025 in a message to mark World Malaria Day on Tuesday. There were 23,627 cases of malaria in the country last year, a decrease of 54 percent compared with 2015, which ...

Mom Kunthear

Monkey-based malaria strain poses 'high risk' to humans: study

A new study has predicted that even if Cambodia manages to eradicate so-called “human” strains of malaria by 2025 – a key government goal – it will continue be at “high risk” of infections from a strain of the parasite more typically found in wild ...

Yesenia Amaro

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