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Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523127/budget-boosts-for-health-and-education/

Bird flu detected in Prey Veng

A moratorium on the movement of chickens, dead or alive, has been put into effect in a commune of Prey Veng’s Ba Phnom district after a chicken sample tested positive for A1H5N1 bird flu, the provincial Department of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries said today. ...

Kuoch Masy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bird-flu-detected-prey-veng

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-working-group-tackle-faintings

Mixed results in Cambodia’s drug war: officials

Senior government figures yesterday noted major flaws in an ongoing drug crackdown, among them a lack of rehabilitation for incarcerated users, during a day-long review of the campaign yesterday. The government also proposed establishing five ill-defined “white villages” – or drug-free locations – on the ...

Niem Chheng and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mixed-results-cambodias-drug-war-officials

Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-cambodias-hiv-funding

Almost 2,000 Thai chickens confiscated

Close to 2,000 chickens from Thailand were confiscated by Pursat provincial authorities after they were found to have been illegally brought into Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34308/almost-2-000-thai-chickens-confiscated/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-screening-rio-athletes-zika-virus

Vouchers increase access to IUDs: study

Poor women in Cambodia are more likely to use long-term reversible forms of birth control, like IUDs or implants, if they receive outside assistance, a new study has found. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vouchers-increase-access-iuds-study

Load of wildlife busted in Mondulkiri

Rangers from the Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province intercepted two men and a minor allegedly smuggling more than 50 wild animals on Saturday evening, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Koh Nhek district police. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/load-wildlife-busted-mondulkiri

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28044/testing-doctors-possible--ministry/

The Ministry of Health urged people bring their children to vaccinate

Ministry of Health of Cambodia announced that all guardians ought to bring children to vaccinate (Vaccine) preventing inflammation of the encephalitis, meningitis, hepatitis, polio, measles and rubella. The vaccine for infant is for free. ...

Sereymony
http://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/health/health-officers-urges-parents-to-bring-children-for-vaccines-02062016075242.html

Tobacco regulations’ progress sluggish compared to e-cig ban

Less than a week after a government minister said he could not say when long-awaited restrictions on smoking in public places would come into effect, one health official expressed confusion at the seemingly stalled progress, especially as compared to an overnight ban placed last year ...

Jamie Elliott
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tobacco-regulations-progress-sluggish-compared-e-cig-ban

Deaths in childbirth plunge

The number of mothers who died in labour has nearly halved over the past four years, down from 182 fatalities in 2011 to 100 this year, the ministry’s research commission into maternal mortality revealed yesterday.The dramatically reduced death rate was largely due to improvements in ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deaths-childbirth-plunge

Smoke-free campaign launched

A new government initiative to warn Cambodians about the dangers of smoking tobacco was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smoke-free-campaign-launched

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-encourages-food-safety-following-deaths

Health Ministry calls for end to on-duty carousing

The Ministry of Health has issued a warning to provincial bosses, telling them to guarantee that staff members are not drinking and gambling on the job because it can “affect” the provision of care and emergency services for patients. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-calls-end-duty-carousing

4,000 unlicensed health care providers: ministry

The Ministry of Health yesterday issued a tally of illegal health-service providers in the country, saying there were nearly 4,000 such facilities as of August. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/4000-unlicensed-health-care-providers-ministry

Marketing tactics illegal: orgs

Despite implementing a ban on marketing for breast-milk substitutes (BMS) in an effort to boost natural breastfeeding, suppliers of baby formula continue to commit “flagrant violations” of the law by marketing their products illegally and claiming superior health benefits, a new report shows. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/marketing-tactics-illegal-orgs

Government talks tough on counterfeit drugs

The government says that it is increasing its efforts to clamp down against counterfeit drugs in Cambodia.Speaking at a Pharmaceutical and Medical Expo yesterday in Phnom Penh, Nov Phalla, deputy director at the Department of Drugs and Food at the Ministry of Health said the ...

Sok Chan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/government-talks-tough-counterfeit-drugs

SR airport's only thermal scanner ‘broken’

As concern about the MERS virus’s spread mounts in the region, the Ministry of Health has ordered health workers in Siem Reap International Airport to use manual thermometers to screen passengers entering the Kingdom as the airport’s only ThermoScan unit is beyond repair. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sr-airports-only-thermal-scanner-broken

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