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In sickness and in debt: Medical expenses linked to informal borrowing

Last month a study conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia painted a bleak picture for Cambodia’s ailing healthcare system. While acknowledging progress made in the field of delivering quality healthcare and the government’s apparent commitment to its universal access, the ...

Gerald Flynn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672464/in-sickness-and-in-debt-medical-expenses-linked-to-informal-borrowing

External funds driving policy: report

A new study has found that external donors wield outsize influence in determining national health care policies in Cambodia. The research was published earlier this month in the journal of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study focused on Cambodia and Pakistan, ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/external-funds-driving-policy-report

Ministers sign deals to bolster trust

Thailand and Cambodia have signed four new agreements focused on bolstering trust and maintaining security. Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat made the announcement after the 9th GBC meeting at Wangjuntr Golf Park in Rayong’s Wang Chan district. He said one of the four agreements concerned the spread of ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/350635/ministers-sign-deals-to-bolster-trust

Labor committee announces minimum wage

The Labor Advisory Committee issued a joint statement on the decision to raise wages from $61 to $80 per month for garment and footwear workers. The statement was announced Friday, after a meeting between factory employers, union leaders and Labor Minister, Vong Soth. The wage provision ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MTc2MjI0Y2JlMjV

CNRP Rallies Garment Workers With Promises of Change

Speaking to hundreds of garment workers yesterday in Phnom Penh, Kem Sokha, deputy president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), appealed to those in attendance to vote for the newly formed opposition party, promising higher wages, social security and free access to schools and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

About 1,000 Electronics Factory Workers Protest

About 1,000 workers protested yesterday morning outside a Taiwanese electronics factory in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to demand better working conditions, a union representative said. Among workers’ demand is a salary increase from the current minimum monthly wage of $61 to $70, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Mental Health Sector Severely Underfunded

The mental health sector faces a sever lack of funding that could ultimately undermine Cambodia’s development and the governemnt’s own health care goals, concludes a new report by the human rights law center at Fordham University in New York. In a comparative study on Cambodia’s mental ...

For Health Care, Cambodians Choose Vietnam

“I trust the Cambodian doctors with a simple problem. But if it’s a serious illness, and I need an operation or something, I don’t really trust them,” said Ly Molina, 31, a businesswoman from Phnom Penh. Ms. Molina spoke as she waited for a bus to ...

Swiss doctor calls for more help to stay afloat

On vibrantly patterned straw mats, crowded around small plastic hampers of food, children – some with balloons, others with neon-coloured fans – huddle against their parents under the noon sun. But the parents are unblinking; some of the children barely have a pulse. Families have travelled up ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256750/National-news/swiss-doctor-calls-for-more-help-to-stay-afloat.html

Thai Seafood Factory Receives Glowing Review

Thai police investigating allegations of myriad labor violations at a seafood factory employing hundreds of Cambodian migrant workers have given the facility a clean bill of health. A report last week by a Cambodian NGO, the Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), based on interviews with workers ...

Analysis: Confronting the age crisis

Today is World Health Day, marking the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year, a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for the WHO. This year’s priority area is ageing and health, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655454/National-news/analysis-confronting-the-age-crisis.html

Medical bills lead many into debt, survey reveals

Small-scale health insurance policies can be an effective way to avoid drowning in debt, according to a survey released yesterday. Fifty-eight percent of 5,275 households surveyed in Kandal, Takeo and Kampot provinces had taken out loans, with health care and medical costs being the chief reason, ...

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