WHO donates 3,000 doses of Tamiflu to fight H5N1

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday donated 3,000 doses of Tamiflu (Oseltamivir), an antiviral drug to prevent the bird flu from spreading in the country. ...

Torn Vibol

More than 60 children poisoned

Health officials have urged people to take care when buying food beyond its use-by date or suspected to be chemically contaminated after more than 60 students in Takeo province became ill from eating noodles. ...

Pech Sotheary

PM calls for increased vigilance for Zika virus

Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking at the inauguration of a hospital in Phnom Penh yesterday, called on the Ministry of Health, the public and those who have recently travelled abroad to take precautionary measures to prevent Zika from reaching the Kingdom. ...

Vong Sokheng

Zika leaflets to be distributed

The Health Ministry has ordered all provincial health departments to print leaflets about the Zika virus to distribute them throughout the Kingdom. According to a Facebook post on Monday by the Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Department, Health Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann said: “All people ...

Ven Rathavong

Health Ministry taking measures to counter Zika

The Ministry of Health is taking precautionary measures to prevent the transmission of Zika and is asking the public to do the same, as the virus has emerged in other Southeast Asian countries and could make a comeback in the Kingdom. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Ministry screening Rio athletes for Zika virus

Cambodian athletes are being screened for Zika after returning from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and health officials will monitor their health for two weeks in order to minimise any possible transmission, an official with the Ministry of Health said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Testing doctors possible: Ministry

The Ministry of Health (MoH) intends to discuss with Dr. Beat Richner the possibility of organizing a test for doctors in private clinics throughout the Kingdom about their professional knowledge, a spokesman confirmed yesterday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Planned center for mentally ill faces low supply of experts

As the government plans to transfer roughly 60 percent of detainees at the notorious Prey Speu detention center to a “mental illness” center in Kandal province, mental health experts expressed doubts this week over the country’s capacity to provide proper care. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Janelle Retka

Health ministry warns of a spike in dengue

Health Ministry officials are warning that this year will see an increased rate of dengue fever across the country, as the cyclical virus has already shown higher than usual rates of infection, with Mondolkiri province seeing an acute spike in cases.   ...

Ouch Sony

Possible measles cases prompt investigation

Ministry of Health officials are investigating two suspected measles cases – one in Phnom Penh and another in Svay Rieng province.   ...

Yesenia Amaro

Unlicensed medic arrested over patient’s death

An unlicensed medic was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on Monday after administering three injections to a patient who then died en route to a nearby clinic, a police official said on Tuesday. ...

Phan Soumy

Hundreds sick in Prey Veng: ministry official

More than 400 people in Prey Veng’s Peamro district came down with cold and flu-like symptoms on Saturday, prompting the Ministry of Health to launch an investigation into the cause of the sickness. ...

Pav Suy

Gov’t warns of rainy season diseases

The director of the Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Department at the Ministry of Health has urged the public to protect themselves from diseases that are easily spread in the upcoming rainy season, including dengue fever, malaria, acute watery diarrohea and influenza. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Health ministry will levy fines for public smoking offenders

People smoking tobacco in offices, restaurants and other public spaces will have to indulge their habit in clearly demarcated smoking areas or both the smoker and establishment owner will face fines, the Ministry of Health announced. ...

Phan Soumy

Amid drought, diarrhea poses severe threat

Teachers at Toul Mead Primary School in Siem Reap province tell students to bring drinking water from home to keep them hydrated in the scorching heat. But water is increasingly hard to come by as the worst drought in decades drags on.   ...

Janelle Retka

Health ministry warns of drought's consequences

The Ministry of Health expects a dangerous year for diseases and heat trauma as a result of the extreme weather that the Kingdom is experiencing, according to a series of public statements this week.   ...

Bun Sengkong and Igor Kossov

Minister wants malaria eliminated by 2025

In recognition of this year’s World Malaria Day on Monday this week, the Health Minister reconfirmed Cambodia’s commitment to eliminate the disease by 2025 during a speech in Pailin on Monday. ...

Pav Suy

Doctors to be on standby during new year

The Ministry of Health has ordered provincial health department directors to organize officials and doctors to work during the four days of Khmer New Year so hospitals and health centers are able to respond to traffic accidents and other issues. ...

Ven Rathavong

More doctors to become public servants: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen wants more specialized doctors to work for the government in public medical facilities and become public servants, according to a speech given by the premier to close yesterday’s annual conference held by the Ministry of Health. ...

Ven Rathavong

Health ministry warns of counterfeit hepatitis drugs

The Ministry of Health issued a warning to the public to be wary of two common medications for the treatment of Hepatitis C, counterfeit versions of which have been found circulating in Myanmar. ...

Ven Rathavong

Ministry warns against spread of swine flu

The Ministry of Health has appealed to the public to protect itself from the H1N1 swine flu virus in a video posted on Facebook yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

Amid global Zika fears, gov’t urges calm and preparedness

As Latin American countries reel from a spike in the number of microcephaly cases, believed to be linked to the mosquito-borne virus Zika, the Cambodian Ministry of Health has urged citizens to take precautions against the spread of the disease here. ...

Pav Suy and Jonathan Cox

Prime minister sends out rice wine warning

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called for people to be more careful with what they ingest, as the death toll from rice wine poisoning in the past week rose to 20 with another death in Kratie province and two others reported dead in remote ...

Ouch Sony

Dengue cases spike in 2015; health officials not worried

Dengue fever cases have shot up 350 percent in the first 34 weeks of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the government’s latest figures, but are still lower than the number of cases recorded in the three years prior to ...

Ouch Sony

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