Poverty policy and regulation
Access to education and health care
MLVT to upgrade livelihood of 1.5M poor families
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) is finalising strategies to develop human capital, promote better work conditions, and enhance the livelihood of about 1.5 million poor and vulnerable families. ...
Social protection scheme bolsters nation’s healthcare
The social protection program plays a significant role in promoting the healthcare service sector and reducing the cost of living, which leads to improved socio-economic status. ...
Prince Foundation gives a helping hand to children’s healthcare in Cambodia
Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed $200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Angkor Children Hospital to launch scheme to cover cost
Angkor Hospital for Children will launch the “Patient Contribution” scheme for medical services for children on July 7, but for patients from poor families, the hospital will still continue to provide free healthcare. ...
School meal programme continues
The government and development partners are working to expand a school meal programme to help increase enrolment, attendance and graduation rates while improving children’s access to nutrition to better facilitate their education. ...
Healthy meals on the way for rural students in Kingdom
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will provide $10 million to the Ministry of Education to implement a five-year Home Grown School Feeding project, which will benefit approximately 65,000 students and about 750 farming families. ...
Gov’t to aid students facing food insecurity
The Ministries of Economy and Finance; and Education, Youth and Sport, will implement a food programme for 50,000 children in 205 target schools using community products. An announcement issued on January 23 and obtained by The Post on Monday said the two ministries would implement ...
Kingdom expands school feeding programmes
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown. Speaking on the sidelines of ...
Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme
An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...
Ministry urges schools uphold harmful food ban
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has renewed calls for all educational establishments across the country to uphold the ban on the sale of unhealthy or unsafe food, after finding that some are still failing to comply with food safety guidelines. ...
Student health targeted under new gov’t policy
The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...
Koica, Childfund in rural education drive
ChildFund and Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) on Monday announced a new drive to improve primary education in rural Kratie province. “Koica has made $1.6 million in funding commitments over the next three years to expand the ‘Easy to Learn’ project in remote communities in ...
Germany donates €5M to boost local services
The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...
James Ricketson fundraises for poor
Ricketson said after his release from prison in September that he started helping poor Cambodian scavengers many years ago and will resume again. He and three others started a fund-raising website “Family By Family”, hoping to initially raise $50,000. ...
Budget boosts for health and education
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people. ...
Hun Sen promises free hospital treatment, checkups for workers
In yet another potentially major new benefit to Cambodian workers ahead of next year’s national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced that employees in some of the country’s key industries would soon be able to receive free checkups and treatment at state hospitals. ...
Hun Sen makes a plea for more child welfare
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on everyone whose work related to children to be conscientious and passionate about their job. He spoke at the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Regional Early Childhood Development Conference, which is being held over three days in Siem Reap City. ...
Ending poverty a big issue
The public has spoken and among their top priorities for spearheading sustainable development in Cambodia are eradicating poverty, administering quality education and achieving peace and justice, according to a new survey published by NGO World Vision. The survey takes focus on 2030’s UN Sustainable Development Goals ...
Cambodian journalists, NGOs gather in China for sustainable development summit
Cambodian NGOs and journalists were invited to China last week by the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) for a discussion on sustainable development in the Kingdom. ...
Iodine levels dangerously low in moms, children
More than 60 percent of mothers and young children in Cambodia are suffering from dangerously low levels of iodine in what a new study describes as a “serious public health problem.” ...