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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/

Tens of millions spent on healthcare

The National Social Protection Council yesterday reported the government has spent $43.8 million to provide healthcare services to impoverished citizens and government officials this year through its Health Equity Fund.​ ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674240/tens-of-millions-spent-on-healthcare

Report: 28.1% of Cambodians take out loans for healthcare

A new report has found that 28.1 per cent of Cambodians borrow money to pay for healthcare, with microfinance insiders claiming it does not reflect the reality in the financial sector. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) surveyed 5,000 households across Cambodia and found ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/report-281-cambodians-take-out-loans-healthcare

Visa-free medical travel period tripled by Thais

The Thai government on Wednesday publicly announced that nationals of five countries, including Cambodia, can visit Thailand for up to 90 days without a visa to seek medical treatment, an official at the Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/visa-free-medical-travel-period-tripled-thais

7 Cambodian Workers Arrested at Nike Contractor

Cambodian police clashed Monday with workers at a factory that makes clothing for the U.S. sportswear company Nike, arresting seven, in the latest violence linked to a strike over salaries, union organizers and rights activists said. The protest at the Taiwanese-owned Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing plant ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cambodian-workers-arrested-nike-subcontractor-19311324#.Ua1mckDTxe9

Gym membership gets a lift

Two or three times per week Hong Chandara finds the time to unwind from work, family and social responsibilities by exercising at his gym. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs see potential in the fitness service sector, as gyms gain popularity in Cambodia. Meas Sok Dany, owner of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052965900/Business/gym-membership-gets-a-lift.html

Abused women’s support services to expand

Helping women find better employment opportunities is key to ensuring they feel able to report rape and sexual abuse, government and civil society representatives said yesterday. Although Cambodian courts are prosecuting an increasing number of cases involving violence against women, economic concerns stop many from reporting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265772/National/abused-women-s-support-services-to-expand.html

Investment Or Imperialism? Tracking China's Big Ambitions In Cambodia

A few years ago this scene would have played out in China. More specifically, it would have played out in a Chinese coastal region to which millions of rural folks had arrived looking for work. A huge hangar, piles of fabrics of all colors at both ...

http://www.worldcrunch.com/business-finance/investment-or-imperialism-tracking-china-039-s-big-ambitions-in-cambodia/cambodia-china-investment-corruption-development/c2s10857/#.URRx2PLEPXQ

City to co-operate in all fields with Cambodia

HCM City plans further cooperation with Cambodia in all areas, including trade, healthcare, agriculture, and education and training, according to Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the city’s People’s Committee. The project to build the Cho Ray – Phnom Penh Hospital, with a capacity of 500 ...

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/social-issues/226525/city-to-co-operate-in-all-fields-with-cambodia.html

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