Rabies still a public health hazard in Cambodia: WHO

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization ( WHO) said Friday that rabies was still a public health hazard in Cambodia and called for broad vaccinations for dogs to prevent the disease. “Rabies is highly endemic and a noticeable disease in Cambodia, ” ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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 ...

New Mosquito Infection Detected in 98 People

An outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus new to Cambodia with similar symptoms to dengue fever has been detected in Kompong Speu’s Kong Pisei district, a Health Ministry official said yesterday. Director of the Ministry of Health’s communicable disease control department Dr. Sok Touch said that 98 ...

About 400 Chickens Inspected for Bird Flu

About 400 chickens suspected of being infected with bird flu were culled Friday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Monkol Borei district after a died of the virus less than two weeks ago, officials said. Meanwhile, last week the Agriculture Ministry reported that H5N1, or avian influenza, ...

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