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Ministry: Dengue fever cases kill 24, see fivefold increase

Twenty-four people have been killed by dengue fever in the first six months of this year – a fivefold increase on the same period last year when seven people died from the virus. There have been more than 10,000 reported cases of dengue so far ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-dengue-fever-cases-kill-24-see-fivefold-increase

PM backs war against malaria

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for renewed effort to wipe out malaria in Cambodia by 2025 in a message to mark World Malaria Day on Tuesday. There were 23,627 cases of malaria in the country last year, a decrease of 54 percent compared with 2015, which ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37826/pm-backs-war-against-malaria/

Dengue cases up 300%

The number of dengue fever cases in Cambodia has skyrocketed, with children hit hardest by the killer disease, according to new government figures.Incidences of dengue leapt by more than 300 per cent to 11,828 cases between January and September this year, compared to just 2,853 ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-cases-300

Dengue’s link to El Niño

As Cambodia contends with one of the strongest El Niño cycles in recent memory, a new study of millions of dengue cases over the past two-decades-plus has shown that spikes in the deadly disease across Southeast Asia may be linked to the weather phenomenon.Upswings in ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengues-link-el-nino

Cambodia reports sharp rise in dengue fever cases in 1st half of 2015

The number of reported dengue fever cases has risen to 2,688 dengue in the first six months of this year, up 116 percent from the 1,245 cases over the same period last year, a statement from the Health Ministry said. ...

Xinhua team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13719/cambodia-reports-sharp-rise-in-dengue-fever-cases-in-1st-half-of-2015/

Dengue fever cases up 63 pct in Cambodia in first 5 months

Cambodia has seen 957 dengue fever cases in the first five months of 2015, a 63 percent rise compared with 586 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Thursday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1Gy17NH

Dengue falls, encephalitis up

The number of dengue cases in the Kingdom is continuing to dwindle, but health officials noted a spike of rainy season-induced Japanese encephalitis over the weekend. On Saturday alone, 112 children at Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital were diagnosed with encephalitis – brain-swelling – that was caused ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-falls-encephalitis

Cambodia sees 83 pct drop in dengue fever cases in first half

Cambodia has reported 1,005 dengue fever cases in the first six months of 2014, down 83 percent from 6,039 cases in the same period last year, a health official said Friday. Char Meng Chuor, director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, said ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-07/04/c_133460228.htm

Cambodia begins annual campaign to fight dengue fever

Cambodia on Thursday commenced its annual campaign to fight against dengue fever as the rainy season is approaching. Approximately 700 health officials, health-related non- governmental organization representatives, teachers and students gathered here to launch the campaign. Speaking at the event, Health Minister Mam Bunheng appealed to all ...

Asean - China Centre News Staff
http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2014-04/24/c_133287180.htm

Cambodia sees 87 pct drop in dengue fever cases in Q1

Cambodia had recorded 179 dengue fever cases in the first three months of this year, a 87 percent decrease from 1,393 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Friday. ...

ASEAN - China Center News Staff
http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2014-04/05/c_133240824.htm

Suppliers to Global Fund back in biz

Two suppliers of mosquito nets to Cambodia found to have bribed officials to gain contracts under the Global Fund’s health grant scheme have had their contracts renewed. The two firms, Sumitomo Chemical and Vestergaard Frandsen, were found by the fund’s Office of the Inspector General in ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/suppliers-global-fund-back-biz

Cambodia sees 59 pct drop in dengue fever cases last year

Cambodia reported about 17,533 dengue fever cases in 2013, down 59 percent from the 42,362 cases in a year earlier, a health official said Monday. The disease killed 59 children, representing a 69 percent decrease from the 189 deaths in a year earlier, said Char Meng ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-01/20/c_133059371.htm

ACU asks Global Fund for evidence in probe

Cambodia’s Anti-corruption Unit has criticised the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for not sending them the findings of its investigation into widespread corruption in health grants. Chhay Savuth, vice-president of the Anti-Corruption Unit, said he had contacted the Global Fund to request evidence ...

Mom Kunthear and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-asks-global-fund-evidence-probe

Fund report lacking, BBC show claims

An investigation by BBC news program Panorama into the misuse of Global Fund aid to Cambodia has claimed that the Fund “watered down” a report released last month, which exposed a network of corruption in Cambodia’s health sector. But Panorama, which obtained a leaked copy of the original ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fund-report-lacking-bbc-show-claims

Number of Dengue Cases Drops From Last Year

Fifty people have died from dengue fever in the first 10 months of this year, a decrease of 72 percent on the same period last year when 176 deaths were recorded, the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control said Monday. Continuing a month-on-month trend, ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/number-of-dengue-cases-drops-from-last-year-46859/

Sharp drop in dengue deaths

Dengue-related deaths have dropped 71 per cent during the first nine months of this year when compared to the same period last year, according to officials at the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control. While 157 died because of dengue in 2012, only 45 ...

Mom Kunthear and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sharp-drop-dengue-deaths

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