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$55m grant to fight HIV and TB

The government and the Global Fund have signed a grant agreement worth more than $55 million to implement anti-AIDS and tuberculosis programmes in Cambodia from 2018 to 2020. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097032/55m-grant-fight-hiv-tb/

Kidney trafficking between Cambodia and Thailand sparks fears of new organ market

The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame. But on discovering the broker earned US$10,000 for each kidney they sacrificed, ...

Asia One News Staff
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/kidney-trafficking-between-cambodia-and-thailand-sparks-fears-new-organ-market

Thais mandate migrant worker health checks

On the road to legal employment in Thailand, Cambodian migrant workers are being made to undergo check-ups that have them cough, strip and give blood and urine samples to prove they are physically and mentally sound enough to work in the country. Obtaining a workers’ permit, ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thais-mandate-migrant-worker-health-checks

Addicts’ lifeline to go

Every morning, right about 8am, Vuthy* starts to feel out of sorts. On the way from his home in Meanchey district to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, where he receives treatment, he breaks into a sweat. Vuthy is one of about 140 former heroin addicts who ...

Stuart White and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/addicts%E2%80%99-lifeline-go

Trash collectors battling with mounds of garbage

Trash collectors were working overtime Thursday to clean the vast piles of garbage that had accumulated in Phnom Penh this week after their four-day strike for higher wages. Although workers returned to their duties after agreeing to a pay rise of between $20 and $25 per ...

Ben Sokhean and Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/trash-collectors-battling-with-mounds-of-garbage-51646/

New weapon in battle with drug-resistant TB

Researchers at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases have isolated a new class of drugs that could be used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis, a disease that affects thousands of Cambodians, according to a report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine last week. The drugs, called indolcarboxamides, work ...

Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-weapon-battle-drug-resistant-tb

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

Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu: WHO

A six-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to nine so far this year, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. The girl, from the southern province of Kampot, died in a children’s hospital in the capital Phnom ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=N2EzN2ZiZjA3ZTA

Record Bad Medicine Haul

Police seized more than two tonnes of dangerous counterfeit medication on Saturday and arrested a Phnom Penh pharmacy owner in a sting officials say has netted the largest-ever haul of illegal medication in Cambodia. After nine days of surveillance, the Ministry of Interior’s Economic Police unit swooped ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458877/National-news/record-high-counterfeit-medicine-haul.html

Tourism not hurt by outbreak

Cambodia’s tourism sector has emerged from a “mystery disease” scare unscathed, industry insiders said yesterday, although some regional health authorities noted what the World Health Organisation called an outbreak of Enterovirus-71 (EV-71), which has killed at least 52 children in the Kingdom. “The disease has only ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157336/Business/tourism-not-hurt-by-outbreak-insiders.html

Analysis: Confronting the age crisis

Today is World Health Day, marking the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year, a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for the WHO. This year’s priority area is ageing and health, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040655454/National-news/analysis-confronting-the-age-crisis.html

Rural areas plagued by shortage of toilets

The Ministry of Rural Development yesterday called for increased investment to expand access to sanitation facilities in rural Cambodia as well as more awareness about the link between low rates of access to toilets and high rates of communicable disease. Cambodia ranked at the bottom of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110852606/National-news/rural-areas-plagued-by-shortage-of-toilets.html

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