$2 mil raised for Kantha Bopha

With the help of 220,000 generous donors, the Cambodian Kantha Bopha Foundation has raised more than $2 million for children through its “10,000 Riels – 10,000 Donors campaign”. ...

Torn Vibol

Over $15 million donated to Cambodia’s Kantha Bopha Foundation in first six months

A total fund of more than $15 million has been donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation for the first half of 2020 to support Cambodian children’s health care service. ...

Khmer Times Staff

King opens first heart surgery centre in Phnom Penh after donating $1.2M

At the inauguration ceremony of the Heart Surgery Centre II – named Kantha Bopha-Sihamoni Monineath – at Kantha Bopha I Children’s Hospital in Phnom Penh on Thursday, King Norodom Sihamoni said he and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk had donated $1.2 million towards its construction. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Kantha Bopha announces drop in infant mortality rate

The Kantha Bopha Hospitals founded by Swiss paediatrician Dr Beat Richner, who passed away last year aged 71, has reported a drop in the infant mortality rate last year. “The mortality rate among hospitalised children was 0.23 per cent, while in 2017, the mortality rate ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Swiss to aid Kantha Bopha Hospitals for three more years

The Swiss government will provide $12 million to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals for three years more, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Sunday. He said Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Siebber announced his government’s commitment on Thursday during a meeting with him at the ...

Khy Sovuthy

Children in need of free healthcare

A majority of the more than 2,500 children hospitalized by illnesses in the Kantha Bopha hospital network between Sunday and yesterday were critically poor and could not survive without free treatment, Kantha Bopha hospital founder and head Dr. Beat Richner said. ...

San Bunsim

Switzerland promises more funding for Kantha Bopha

Swiss ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Sieber pledged his country’s continued support of Kantha Bopha Hospital yesterday, mentioning that almost half of the hospital’s funding comes from the Swiss government. The promise was made during Amb. Seiber’s meeting with Foreign Minister Hor Namhong at the Foreign ...

Ban Sokrith

Gov’t increases funding for children’s hospitals

Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital will receive an additional $2 million this year from the government purse, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda

After two-year lull, dengue fever bites

The sidewalk near Wat Phnom resembles the line outside a popular amusement park. Toy sellers walk by hawking plastic helicopters and rattles, as a line of more than a hundred parents and children sit and wait for the gates to open, cooling themselves with plastic ...

Jonathan Cox and Srey Kumneth

Cambodians in Washington fundraise for children’s hospital

Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy. ...

Sophat Soeung

Bird flu kills 13 people in Cambodia this year

A ten-year-old boy died of bird flu on Saturday, bringing the death toll of the fatal disease to 13 in Cambodia so far this year, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said. “We regret to announce that the boy passed away in Kantha Bopha Hospital this ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Two more H5N1 cases confirmed

A 5-year-old girl from Takeo province and a 2-year-old girl from Kampot province – who has already died – mark the 19th and 20th confirmed cases of avian influenza this year, a hospital spokesman said. The Ministry of Health is expected to issue a statement ...

Amelia Woodside

Battling dengue on a shoestring

The man leading Cambodia’s seemingly Sisyphean attempt to combat dengue fever can be found most days in a weakly lit office inside the Communicable Disease Control Department, which is stacked wall to wall with drooping folders and medical texts. For more than 10 years, the soft-spoken ...

Amelia Woodside and Mom Kunthear

Young child makes bird flu recovery

A 15-month-old toddler who represented the 18th confirmed case of avian influenza in Cambodia this year has recovered and was released from Kantha Bopha hospital on Friday. The little boy from Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district developed a fever on August 16, and was transferred a ...

Amelia Woodside

Governor Says Destroyed Siem Reap Market Will Not Be Rebuilt

The Siem Reap City governor said yesterday that he would not allow a popular night market to be rebuilt after a deadly fire on Saturday razed it to the ground. “We cannot allow them to rebuild the market because this location is only suitable for ...

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills 8

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said. The fire, which stared at about 2 a.m., left the market completely gutted and damage estimated at ...

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