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Farming’s primacy ‘hinders’

Cambodia’s economic productivity is in trouble, struggling with an inability to turn a youthful population into a skilled workforce and stunted by an over-reliance on agriculture, according to a new World Bank report. In Cambodia and Vietnam, diversification of labour from the farming sector contributed to ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/farming%E2%80%99s-primacy-%E2%80%98hinders%E2%80%99

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
http://www.figo.org/news/unicef-not-all-maternal-deaths-cambodia-are-being-recorded-0012076

Cambodia plans to distribute 100,000 condoms on Valentine Day

Cambodia plans to distribute 100,000 condoms on Valentine Day in cooperation with partners, health ministry of Cambodia on Monday announced that it planned to distribute 100,000 condoms on Feb 14, Valentine day. ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/cambodia-plans-to-distribute-100000-condoms-on-valentine-day/

French Delegation to Discuss Water Treatment

Delegates from eight French-owned companies in the water management sector will meet with government officials and officials from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority today to explore business opportunities in Cambodia, according to a French Embassy statement yesterday. As a part of a two-day visit, ...

Cambodian PM: Poverty reduction target may hit 2 years earlier

Cambodia is expected to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in poverty reduction two years earlier than the UN-imposed target, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday. According to the UN MDG, Cambodia is set the target to reduce poverty rate to 19.4 percent by 2015, meaning ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/21/c_131865877.htm

Malaria cases up among laborer community

Cambodia has made real progress in decreasing cases of malaria – already surpassing the Millennium Development Goal for malaria four years ahead of the 2015 target – but certain communities still face major challenges in combating the disease, officials said yesterday on World Malaria Day. Although ...

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