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Child mortality rates drop in the Kingdom

Speaking during an annual workshop in Siem Reap province – Review on Child’s Health and Progress of Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) Implementation in Cambodia – Kumanan Rasanathan said the mortality rate among children under five declined last year to 29 per 1,000, compared to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-mortality-rates-drop-kingdom

Government denies Phnom Penh has air pollution problem

Contradicting measurements showing pollutant levels exceeding international guidelines, the Environment Ministry on Friday issued a statement claiming “there is no serious air pollution yet” in Phnom Penh. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-denies-phnom-penh-has-air-pollution-problem

WHO tests new malaria therapy

High failure rates of the frontline medication to treat malaria in Southern Vietnam have revived concerns that parasites resistant to multiple drugs, first observed in Cambodia’s Pailin province, may be spreading. Meanwhile, experts in the Kingdom are currently testing alternative treatment options to stay ahead ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-tests-new-malaria-therapy

Lack of iodized salt causes ‘serious public health problem’ in Cambodia

Laillou was stunned to find that 90 percent of coarse salt and 40-50 percent of fine salt was now not iodized. And all of it was labeled as iodized. Online journal Nutrients said iodine deficiency in Cambodia had become “a serious public health problem” just ...

Robert Carmichael and Sokummono Khan
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/salt-iodization-cambodia-public-health/3802313.html

First lady: improve child healthcare

Cambodia’s first lady appealed to civil servants and health workers to improve efforts to reduce maternal and child deaths in conjunction with the National Day on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health today. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35662/first-lady--improve-child-healthcare/

KR victims need healing

On Tuesday, the US government awarded Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Cambodia – the nation’s leading provider in the field of mental healthcare and psychosocial support – with an $894,057 grant that will facilitate mental health therapies and healing methods for the country’s many genocide survivors afflicted ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28646/kr-victims-need-healing/

Untreated cleft palate rates world's highest, says report

Cambodia has the highest rate of untreated cleft lip and palate in infants, out of more than 100 low- and middle-income countries, a new global study has found.   ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/untreated-cleft-palate-rates-worlds-highest-says-report

High levels of anxiety among HIV outpatients

The vast majority of people undergoing treatment for HIV and AIDS in Cambodia reported suffering anxiety, according to a new quality of life survey.   ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/high-levels-anxiety-among-hiv-outpatients

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25737/measles-case-confirmed-in-capital/

Gov’t warns of rainy season diseases

The director of the Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Department at the Ministry of Health has urged the public to protect themselves from diseases that are easily spread in the upcoming rainy season, including dengue fever, malaria, acute watery diarrohea and influenza. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25567/gov---t-warns-of-rainy-season-diseases/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25517/organ-transplant--donation-draft-law-approved/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23244/ministry-warns-of-alcohol--food-poisoning-ahead-of-new-year/

Cambodia struggling to stem the spread of drug resistant malaria

Malaria infections in Cambodia and the Greater Mekong sub-region fell overall in 2015, according to health officials. But the continuing spread of drug-resistant parasites that cause the disease remains a major concern for local and international health authorities. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-struggling-to-stem-the-spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria/3176593.html

Health ministry confirms first case of measles in four years

Three months after the Health Ministry proclaimed Cambodia measles-free—after tests on a child suspected to be carrying the disease came back negative—it announced on Wednesday that a 7-month-old in Kompong Speu province has contracted the highly contagious virus. It is the first confirmed case in ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/health-ministry-confirms-first-case-of-measles-in-four-years-106654/

Antimicrobial program begins

The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a nationwide program aimed at holding back the spread of drug-resistant diseases.Microbes are continuing to evolve resistance to drugs at an alarming rate all over the world, often due to the unsupervised and inappropriate use of antimicrobials, health experts ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/antimicrobial-program-begins

10 Cambodians die after eating dog meat, drinking wine

Cambodian health officials have been sent to a northeastern district where 10 people died and more than 100 were sickened in two separate incidents linked to the consumption of dog meat and rice wine, a medical officer said Friday. ...

Associated Press News Staff
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/ten-cambodians-die-after-eating-dog-meat-drinking-wine/3101975.html

Cambodia makes progress flushing sanitation problems

Local innovations have catapulted Cambodia, which has long had dire toilet use numbers, to be a leader in sanitation. On World Toilet Day, the country gears up to attain ambitious new targets, Joanna Mayhew reports. ...

Joanna Mayhew
http://www.dw.com/en/cambodia-makes-progress-flushing-sanitation-problems/a-18857575

Despite health risks, processed meats remain a main course

At a small food shop in Phnom Penh recently, customers crowded in, eating hotdogs and meatballs. These kinds of processed meats are widely popular in Cambodia, and business was brisk. Few here seem to be concerned by new warnings from the World Health Organization that ...

Oum Sonita, Ros Puthineat
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/despite-health-risks-processed-meats-remain-a-main-course/3052068.html

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