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Shift in focus for donors may spell trouble: study

Dwindling donor funding for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis could have a critical impact on low-income countries like Cambodia, a new study has found, with some health workers in the Kingdom saying that the squeeze is already being felt.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/shift-focus-donors-may-spell-trouble-study

‘No HIV outbreak’ in Kandal village, say WHO, local authorities

Following consternation this week over the government’s decision to cease HIV testing in Peam village, health authorities released a statement yesterday seeking to ally any fears of an outbreak. ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-hiv-outbreak-kandal-village-say-who-local-authorities

NGOs say HIV tests in Peam must go on

Multiple Cambodian HIV NGOs yesterday questioned the wisdom of discontinuing mass HIV testing at Kandal province’s Peam village, where a disproportionate cluster of infections has been discovered in recent weeks. ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-say-hiv-tests-peam-must-go

HIV testing ends in Kandal village

The Health Ministry is planning no further HIV tests in Kandal province’s Peam village, where a disproportionate cluster of infections has been discovered, despite two-thirds of the village still remaining untested. ...

Jack Davies and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hiv-testing-ends-kandal-village

Two more test positive for HIV in Roka commune

Two more people have tested positive for HIV in Battambang province’s Roka commune this month, bringing the total number infected to 272 since an outbreak of the virus was first detected in December, a health official said Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-more-test-positive-for-hiv-in-roka-commune-82447/

Fears abound in HIV village

Three months after their community was shaken by a mass outbreak of HIV, support continues to pour in for residents of Battambang province’s Roka commune. But amid fears generated by the death of several elderly residents and the belief the funding could soon dry up, they ...

May Titthara and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/fears-abound-hiv-village

Monks bless elderly sick in fearful HIV commune

Several elderly HIV-positive villagers in Battambang’s Roka commune are seriously ill, local authorities have said, with some of their families having called monks to bless them as they believe death may be imminent. Five people living in the commune have died since a massive HIV outbreak ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/monks-bless-elderly-sick-fearful-hiv-commune

Health gains in Kingdom reported

The Kingdom has seen vast improvements in nutrition, general health and mortality rates over the past four years, according to the preliminary results of the fourth Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS) released yesterday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/health-gains-kingdom-reported

Facing cuts, gov’t pressured to take lead in fight against AIDS

Two of the major donors who have supported Cambodia’s highly successful fight against HIV/AIDS are set to make significant cuts to their funding, putting pressure on the government to increase its own spending, officials and experts said. Both the Global Fund, which has contributed more than ...

Paula Brito
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/facing-cuts-govt-pressured-to-take-lead-in-fight-against-aids-72788/

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