COVID-19 pandemic fuels largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades

WHO and UNICEF sound the alarm as new data shows global vaccination coverage continued to decline in 2021, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving vaccines. ...

Khmer Times Staff

WHO acclaims jab drive as 12M goal nears

The World Health Organisation (WHO) continues to laud Cambodia for its vaccination accomplishments as the Kingdom approaches its goal of roughly 12 million people aged 12 and over vaccinated.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Civil servants told: no helmet, penalties apply

Civil servants and factory workers will be required to wear helmets when riding their motorbikes to work under a government plan to stem traffic fatalities. ...

Mom Kunthear

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

Gov’t urged to hasten work on alcohol law

Alcohol experts and victims of excessive drinking came together yesterday to urge the government to speedily adopt a law controlling the consumption and sale of booze that was first drafted in 2008. ...

Pech Sotheary

Road safety funding to end

A major funder of road safety programs in Cambodia will not be renewing its grant for the country, sparking concerns that traffic deaths in the Kingdom will continue unabated. Bloomberg Philanthropies, run by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is launching the second part of its Global Road Safety ...

Charles Rollet and Sen David

Tobacco firms told to get in line by City Hall

Phnom Penh’s City Hall warned tobacco companies at a meeting yesterday to stop flouting a sub-decree that prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, or else face closure or fines. The municipality said some companies were skirting the 2011 sub-decree by using more creative ways to sell ...

Sen David

Draft law to address underage drinking

A draft law regulating the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Cambodia will, if passed, set the country’s legal drinking age at 21 years old, according to officials involved with the legislation, which many see as a tool to fight excessive youth drinking and drunken ...

Joe Freeman

Youth seek tobacco curbs: org

A survey has found that while only 12 per cent of young Cambodians smoke cigarettes, more than four times that number are exposed to passive smoke every day, and a broad majority back tougher regulation of tobacco products. Mom Kong, executive director at the Cambodian Movement ...

Sen David

Cambodia sees no report of Ebola, urges public to take precautionary measures

Cambodia has not seen any case related to the West Africa-hit Ebola virus disease and called for its citizens to take precautionary measures against the virus, said a joint statement released by the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization on Tuesday. ...

Global Post News Staff

Easing sex trade laws ‘could lower’ HIV rate

Decriminalising sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study. Published yesterday in health journal The Lancet, the paper says that punitive treatment of sex workers can “elevate HIV acquisition and transmission risks”. In Cambodia, which has Southeast Asia’s ...

Laignee Barron

USAID nutrition project to benefit mothers and young children

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Thursday its Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene, and Sanitation Program that will improve the lives of mothers and young children by teaching better nutrition and hygiene practices and increasing the use of latrines.The five-year, $16 million project will benefit ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodians drinking more

Cambodian men drink more than the global norm and their liquor habits are on the upswing, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization. People – especially men – throughout the Western Pacific and Southeast Asian regions are drinking more, according to the WHO’s ...

Laignee Barron

Gov’t failing to implement fake milk law

Baby formula manufacturers are flouting a sub-decree that bans promotions of formula in stores and health-care facilities, the World Health Organization, Unicef and three NGOs said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, 41 percent of stores selling breast milk substitutes in Phnom Penh had ...

George Wright

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

Hand, foot and mouth disease reoccurs in Cambodia, killing 1

Hand, foot and mouth disease ( HFMD), which is caused by enterovirus 71 (EV-71), has reappeared in Cambodia and recently killed a boy and sickened seven other children, a local Kampuchea Thmey Daily newspaper reported Wednesday.   Dr. Ly Sovann, chief of the Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease ...

Asean - China Centre News Staff

A recipe for disaster

Small plastic packets filled with a mix of pills of various sizes, shapes and colours sit piled on the counter of a pharmacy in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, home to several large garment factories. At 2,000 riel a pop, about 50 cents, these packs are sold ...

Kevin Ponniah and Sen David

About 35% of TB cases ‘missed’

Cambodia continues to shoulder a disproportionate percentage of the world’s tuberculosis victims, with a higher prevalence rate of the extremely contagious respiratory disease than anywhere outside of South Africa, according to the World Health Organization. With the assistance of free screenings and free treatment, the Kingdom ...

Maria Wirth and Sen David

Cambodian girl dies of bird flu: WHO

A 2-year-old girl from southwestern Kampot province died of H5N1 human avian influenza on Friday, bringing the number of cases to nine so far this year, said a joint statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Health Ministry on Monday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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