Australia announces more support for Cambodia’s health sector

Australia has launched a new project, reaffirming its ongoing to support for Cambodia’s health sector. The launch of the second phase of Health Equity and Quality Improvement (HEQIP-2) project in Phnom Penh was presided over by Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, Hem Vanndy, Secretary of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Blindness prevention and control strategic plan launched

Cambodia has officially launched the National Strategic Plan on Blindness Prevention and Control 2021-2030. The launching ceremony in Phnom Penh last week was chaired by Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health and Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodian. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Dengue cases on the rise

Dengue cases, which can be highly lethal to children, rose phenomenally in the first five months this year and more than doubled compared with the same period last year. ...

Mom Kunthear

Measles case confirmed in capital

The Kingdom’s most recent case of measles involves a one-year-old child in Phnom Penh, marking the virus’ third appearance in the country this year. ...

Pav Suy

Organ transplant, donation draft law approved

The Council of Ministers approved a draft law last week regulating and controlling organ donations and transplants in response to a World Health Organization (WHO) report which revealed that the lives of patients with non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes could be further endangered following ...

Mom Kunthear

Health Ministry seeks better expense reports

The Ministry of Health has issued a set of guidelines calling on referral hospitals and health centres to provide increased documentation of their expenses with an aim of introducing more “transparency” to official spending.   ...

Bun Sengkong

Health ministry seeks better expense reports

The Ministry of Health has issued a set of guidelines calling on referral hospitals and health centres to provide increased documentation of their expenses with an aim of introducing more “transparency” to official spending.   ...

Bun Sengkong

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

Ministry warns of alcohol, food poisoning ahead of new year

The Ministry of Health has advised the Kingdom’s citizen’s to be wary of food and alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebrations, according to a joint press release between the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) issued last week. ...

Mom Kunthear

No case of yellow fever detected in Cambodia

Cambodia is closely watching the situation of yellow fever virus, though the country has not seen any case of the virus, said a joint statement from the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization on Wednesday. ...

Shanghai Team

No reply to request for help for addicts in jail

The Health Ministry has yet to respond to a request from the Interior Ministry last week seeking assistance in dealing with drug abuse in the country’s prisons and rehabilitation centers, Interior Ministry secretary of state Nuth Sa An said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

Minister dismisses lawmaker’s HIV concerns

Health Minister Mam Bunheng said Wednesday that he was unconcerned by a letter sent to him by the head of the National Assembly’s health commission last month concerning a spate of recently discovered HIV cases in Kandal province.   ...

Khy Sovuthy

Health minister demands higher quality healthcare

In response to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s critiques on healthcare in Cambodia during a speech evaluating government effectiveness last month, Health Minister Dr. Mam Bunheng sent a reminder to health officials throughout the country to deliver high quality healthcare and to strengthen the quality of ...

Mom Kunthear

Dangerous diet pill still on sale: ACU

Health Minister Mam Bunheng responded to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) after it received an anonymous complaint that the diet pill MAZETA Slim, which is unlicensed in Cambodia and therefore illegal to sell, is still being distributed by pharmacies around the Kingdom. According to ministry tests, ...

Ven Rathavong

Ministry to test mosquitos for Zika

Officials from the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) of the Health Ministry will visit three sites in Phnom Penh today in order to catch and test mosquitoes and larvae for the Zika virus.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Gov’t recommends precautions against Zika

Amid fears that the Zika virus could jump to Southeast Asia after its rapid spread through South America, the Cambodian Ministry of Health has asked citizens to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. In a press release sent Friday, the ministry urged people to wear ...

Jonathan Cox and Phun Chan Ousaphea

Ministry vows to wipe out unlicensed clinics

More than 1,300 unlicensed medical clinics were shut down in 2015 and the remaining 900 will be closed in 2016, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Tuesday, ostensibly putting an end to lax medical standards that have allowed for scandals such as the mass HIV ...

Khy Sovuthy

Halt ordered to diet aid’s sale

The Ministry of Heath on Monday ordered pharmacies to halt the sale of unapproved diet pill Mazeta Slim, a purportedly American drug that the ministry said actually likely originates in China. ...

Cheng Sokhorng and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Minister encourages food safety following deaths

Minister of Health Mam Bunheng yesterday asked the public to stop drinking rice wine and eating sick animals after 19 people died and 170 fell ill in Kratie province over the past month. ...

Pech Sotheary

Whitening cream warnings compete with cultural desire for lighter skin

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health is warning the public to beware many skin whitening creams, which have been found to have high levels of mercury in them. Whitening is a common practice in Cambodia, for both men and women, in a culture where lighter skin is ...

Sokummono Khan

Measles not back in Cambodia, health minister says

Three weeks after the Health Ministry announced that measles had reappeared in Cambodia, a ministry official said Thursday that the highly contagious disease had in fact not been found. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Minister urges health officials to report clinics

Health Minister Mam Bunheng on Tuesday urged health departments in Phnom Penh and the provinces to file complaints with the courts if they discover that people running health services are breaking the law, a ministry official said. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Dengue fever kills 8 more

At least eight more people have died from dengue fever in less than a month, prompting health officials to warn people to be vigilant in preventing the disease. The total number of dengue infections has risen to nearly 7,000, up from around 2,000 last year, ...

Phorn Bopha

Alcohol law to go to council of ministers by week’s end

A draft of Cambodia’s first alcohol law—which if passed would introduce a drinking age of 21 and ban the sale of alcohol between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.—will be sent to the Council of Ministers by the end of the week, Health Minister Mam Bunheng ...

Khy Sovuthy

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