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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Global Fund backs off threatened cuts to grants
The Global Fund has backed down on its threat to cut or reduce health grants to Cambodia worth more than $100 million, saying they considered the fraction of misused funds that have been returned thus far a sign of sufficient good will. In a letter sent ...
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 ...