Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

New PM proposes daycare centres and schools for factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet is urging stakeholders to plan and establish onsite community daycare centres, schools and cafeterias so the children of factory workers can receive care services and enjoy the opportunity to learn. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501351233/new-pm-proposes-daycare-centres-and-schools-for-factories/

New govt planning more state aid

While fresh aid is being planned for the impoverished through the social security fund, the incoming administration will keep up the practice of giving allowances to expectant mothers and young children. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501348213/new-govt-planning-more-state-aid/

It’s crowded at Kantha Bopha III

Pregnant women who sought antenatal care and delivery services at Siem Reap’s Kantha Bopha III Hospital increased by 35% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.                         ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501340010/its-crowded-at-kantha-bopha-iii/

$2 mil raised for Kantha Bopha

With the help of 220,000 generous donors, the Cambodian Kantha Bopha Foundation has raised more than $2 million for children through its “10,000 Riels – 10,000 Donors campaign”. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501318849/2-mil-raised-for-kantha-bopha/

Traditional birth attendants watch over mothers in Cambodia

The remote village of Sre Veal Koet, Cambodia, lies at the end of a dusty road 36 kilometers (approx. 22 miles) from the nearest health center. The road isn’t always dusty; in the rainy season, it becomes deep mud. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501317974/traditional-birth-attendants-watch-over-mothers-in-cambodia/

Financial support offered to pregnant civil servants

FacebookTwitterEmailShareThe government will expand its support programme to female civil servants and contract workers who become pregnant, as enjoyed by pregnant garment workers to alleviate hardship and reduce poverty in Cambodia. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501316552/financial-support-offered-to-pregnant-civil-servants/

MoH urges more action to reduce maternal mortality rate

Ministry of Health urges the Cambodia Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics to provide more training to improve the level of skills for local doctors and reduce maternal mortality. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501304396/moh-urges-more-action-to-reduce-maternal-mortality-rate/

NGO campaign urges mothers, fathers to be nurturing to children

Several NGOs, in collaboration with the government, held “My Good Husband, My Smart Children” event last week to promote nurturing care from both male and female caregivers for children from before birth until age 5, to help them thrive and reach their full potential. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-campaign-urges-mothers-fathers-be-nurturing-children

Minister lauds cash support to all factory worker mothers, kids

Since 2018, the government has provided cash support to more than 356,000 female factory workers who gave birth. More than $35 million was shared with the mothers of over 358,000 children, said Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-lauds-cash-support-all-factory-worker-mothers-kids

Talks to extend maternity leave to six months start tomorrow

On Jan. 31, the government will hold a national discussion in Phnom Penh to discuss the potential extension of maternity leave for pregnant women who have just given birth. ...

Nhoek Samoun
https://cambodianess.com/article/talks-to-extend-maternity-leave-to-six-months-start-tomorrow

Increased breastfeeding could save 2,000 lives per year: health ministry

Cambodia loses an estimated $137.7 million annually due to non-complete breastfeeding. The figure includes additional costs to the health system, increased mortality rates and damage to public health, according to a joint press release from the Ministry of Health, Helen Keller and other relevant organisations. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/increased-breastfeeding-could-save-2000-lives-year-health-ministry

Child nutrition project runs to ‘27 in target trio

To help address acute malnutrition in Cambodia, Helen Keller International, supported by the Ministry of Health, has launched a project to treat and care for children with moderate to severe malnutrition in three target provinces. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-nutrition-project-runs-27-target-trio

NSSF paid out $5M to working mothers

According to a January 25 report by the Department of Social Security under the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), allowances were paid to a total of 55,770 women, who had a total of 56,173 children. Among them, 393 gave birth to twins and five to ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-paid-out-5m-working-mothers

Malnutrition workshop planned for capital

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Helen Keller International, will organize a January 27 workshop to introduce the project “Treatment and care of children with an acute, moderate and severe malnutrition”. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malnutrition-workshop-planned-capital

Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breastfeeding-facilities-coming-factories

Official: Mother, child care top priority

A senior Ministry of Health official said the maternal and child health protection programme has the highest priority in the ministry’s national strategy, and is also one angle of the government’s rectangular strategy.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-mother-child-care-top-priority

First Lady applauds midwives’ dedication

Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, has lauded midwives’ contribution to Cambodia’s mother and child health achievements. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070399/first-lady-applauds-midwives-dedication/

Japan provides $728,501 for medical care and reducing child mortality

Japan has agreed to provide $728,501 for three recipient organisations under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, to enhance the medical system to practice pediatric surgery, strengthen community care and support network for children, and improve the learning environment through primary school ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010143/japan-provides-728501-for-medical-care-and-reducing-child-mortality/

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

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/

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