Cambodia unveils regulation to protect entertainment workers

Cambodia’s Ministries of Labour and Tourism on Wednesday jointly launched a new regulation for protecting the occupational safety, health and labour rights of entertainment workers. “The regulation aims to improve working conditions, occupational safety and health rules of entertainment service enterprises, establishments and companies,”said a ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

3,000 Cambodians killed by AIDS per year: official

Approximately 3,000 HIV/AIDS patients in Cambodia die per year, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the National AIDS Authority, said Thursday. According to the official, the Global Fund has granted nearly 149 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a four-and-a-half years fight against the disease. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

UN address focuses less on Cambodia than international issues

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong addressed the UN’s General Assembly on Monday, in a speech that focused more on the threat of the Islamic State and international conflicts than it did on Cambodian issues. Hor Namhong told the Assembly that Cambodia supports joint international efforts to ...

Sok Khemara

Anti-Corruption Unit investigates corruption cases in response to Global Fund’s report

The anti-corruption Unit is launching its investigation on corruption cases after being revealed by Global Fund Organization through its progressive report. The investigation is being launched in line with the Unit’s announcement on the 37th Meeting of the National Anti-Corruption Council on 29 January 2014. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia to stop HIV by 2020

During a presentation at the 2013 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cambodia showed its new initiative called “Cambodia 3.0” which aims to eliminate new infections of HIV by 2020. Cambodia had one of the fastest growing HIV ...

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

Gov’t Asks Global Fund to Unblock $20 Million Malaria Grant

A Health Ministry official said yesterday the government was still hoping to recoup the last $20 million of a Global Fund grant for fighting malaria that the international charity has held back because of Cambodia’s poor use of fund dollars. Last week, a spokesman for the ...

Global Fund Cuts Malaria Grant by $20M

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is withholding nearly $20 million originally granted to fight malaria in Cambodia because of the government’s poor use of past Fund dollars. The government blames its poor showing on the Fund’s time-consuming procurement procedures. The Fund awarded the ...

Farmers with HIV/AIDS Gain Confidence, Skills With Program

Leng Sopheap used to wake up before the crack of dawn and walk with crates of vegetables from her farm to the nearby market underneath a blanket so her neighbors wouldn’t know they were buying produce from someone infected with HIV/AIDS. Not long after her ...

Economic Plan for Mekong Region Gets Finalized

Ministers from the six Mekong region nations concluded a two-day meeting yesterday in which they solidified plans for an economic strategy that would span a decade and require billions in investment. Speaking at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace at the annual ministerial meeting, Minister of Commerce ...

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