Cambodia has received more than 53 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with another 20 million doses on the way

The Minister of Health, Dr Mam Bunheng, said that so far Cambodia has received more than 53 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including bilateral assistance, assistance from the Covax Center and direct orders. An additional  20 million doses are due to arrive in a row ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry warns of food poisoning over New Year

The Ministry of Health has called on the people to take 11 preventive measures to protect themselves from food or alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebration. Those who felt unwell should immediately seek medical treatment, it said. On Friday, the ministry said hundreds ...

Khorn Savi

Government issues advice amid heatwave

The Ministry of Health has issued advice on avoiding health problems as temperatures continue to rise this hot season, warning some conditions brought risks to life. The announcement comes as the weather heated up across Cambodia, with the dry season predicted to prolong into the ...

Long Kimmarita

‘Only few people seek medical help abroad’

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said on Tuesday that not many people in the Kingdom go abroad for medical treatment. He was replying to a statement that said Cambodians tended to go to hospitals in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, and other countries for the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry issues health warning over receding flood waters

The Health Ministry is appealing to flood victims to take precautions against contracting diseases as waters recede. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng on Tuesday made the appeal during a visit to distribute medicine to families in Tboung Khmum province. ...

Sen David

Government establishes working group to tackle faintings

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday announced the formation of a working group to address mass fainting, a day after the premier raised the issue at a meeting with garment workers, though relevant officials had few details on the group’s objectives. ...

Kuoch Masy

Free state healthcare extended

The Health Minister has ordered civil servants to prioritise the implementation of new social security services for public officials, former government workers and veterans, which came into force at the start of this year. ...

Mom Kunthear

Australia gives $36m for health improvement

Australia and Cambodia have agreed to enhance cooperation in the health sector, with Australia pledging $36 million for health improvements in the Kingdom. The commitment was made on Monday at the Health Ministry in a meeting between Minister Mam Bun Heng and newly appointed Australian Ambassador ...

Ven Rathavong

Health sector on notice

Legal action will be taken against health institutes that offer a low quality of care, according to a directive issued by the Minister of Health last week, which also emphasized the importance of digital record keeping in the medical sector. ...

Mom Kunthear

Non-communicable diseases rising threat

Health Ministry officials said that 43 percent of deaths in the Kingdom in 2014 were caused by non-communicable diseases, a figure which is expected to rise. ...

Mom Kunthear

Beat Richner appointed advisor to ministry of health

In a ceremony on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health appointed a new advisor – the Swiss Dr. Beat Richner, founder of the Kantha Bopha Hospital and Foundation. His hospitals have treated more than 15 million children since the first one opened in 1991 and Minister ...

Jonathan Cox

Health budget boost planned to help poor

With the costs of health care on the rise, Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday revealed plans to increase public health funding in order to provide greater medical coverage for those unable to afford it. ...

Sen David

New ethics rules for MDs

The minister of health on Monday warned doctors to abide by ethical standards and maintain proper medical records, saying that the ministry will take legal action against those that don’t, without explaining the consequences in detail. ...

Kong Meta and Igor Kossov

Milestone in eye health

Officials from the Ministry of Health’s national eye health program yesterday released a report announcing that trachoma, an eye infection that can lead to blindness, is no longer a public health problem in Cambodia. ...

Sen David

Three new Czech-funded takeo health centers

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand has accused the country’s Khon Kaen Sugar of “serious human rights violations” at its two Cambodian plantations in a new report that urges the firm to return the land to the hundreds of families forced off their farms—some ...

Zsombor Peter and Kuch Naren

Two ministries anticipate budget increase

The ministers of education and health said Monday they expect an 18 and 15 percent increase to their ministries’ budgets, respectively, in the draft 2015 national budget signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. ...

Hul Reaksmey and Chris Mueller

British PM's Trade Envoy to visit Cambodia next week

The Lord Puttnam CBE, British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, will pay an official visit to Cambodia on 13rd and 14th October, according to a statement by British Embassy in Cambodia Friday. The statement said the purpose of his visit is to strengthen trade and investment ties ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Unicef: Not all maternal deaths in Cambodia are being recorded

Many maternal fatalities in Cambodia are not being officially recorded, experts have warned. According to Unicef Cambodia, government figures indicate that the country’s maternal death rate is falling, the Phnom Penh Post reports. ...

Paul Robertson

Fund playing hardball

The Global Fund has threatened to suspend or reduce health grants to Cambodia totalling more than $100 million if the Ministry of Health, the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD (NCHADS) and NGO umbrella group MEDiCAM fail to meet a 30-day deadline to return ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear

Fresh Faces on CPP’s Shortened List of Lawmakers

When the ruling CPP takes its seats in the new National Assembly, its members of Parliament will include a few new faces, and significantly less old ones, according to ratified election results announced by the National Election Committee (NEC) on Sunday. The CPP’s poor showing in ...

Phorn Bopha

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