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Popular Condom Celebrates 10th Anniversary, High Sales

Cambodia’s most popular condom celebrated its 10th anniversary this month, social marketing firm Population Services Inter­national said. Over the past decade, PSI has sold...

Sorya Shopping Center Opens As Vendors Halt Rent Protests

The Sorya Shopping Center reopened Saturday as negotiations began between management and some 100 vendors who shut down the mall last week as they...

Efforts To Stem Child Mortality Undermined

Despite efforts to reduce Cam­bodia’s infant mortality rate, health experts this week predicted the rate of infant deaths will continue to rise due to...

Gov’t Report Says AIDS Estimates Too High

For years official records of Cambodia’s HIV/AIDS rate have been inflated, according to the Ministry of Health, which this month re­leased what it said...

Experts Warn of Rising Diabetes Incidence in Cambodia

Though economic growth has improved the livelihoods of a growing number of Cambo­dians, it has also brought lifestyle changes, such as bad eating habits...

Rain Dampens Crowd Hopes For Festival

Despite the clogged streets and massive traffic jams that accompanied Water Festival weekend, officials said Sunday that the overall turnout was less than expected,...

AIDS Campaign Capsizing Brothel Business

A Water Festival tradition, possibly as old as boat racing itself, has waned a bit this year, as a government campaign warns revelers against...

International Law Academy Wraps Up Course

One of the world’s most es­teemed international law academies ends its tenure in Phnom Penh today with the close of a two-week international law...

Drought May Wilt Crowds at Water Festival

Though Phnom Penh Munici­pality is predicting that less than 1 million people will attend this year’s Water Festival, the Ministry of Tourism says that...

Cambodians Still Use Coining to Scrape Away Sickness

Soun Neang is a firm believer in the traditional practice of kors kha­-yal to cure illnesses. As a farmer during the Khmer Rouge regime,...

Four Cambodian Taxi Drivers Star in India-Asean Car Rally

The first-ever India-Asean Car Ral­ly begins today, with four Cam­bodian taxi drivers among a national team of 12, who will motor their way from...

Rights Groups Protest Illegal Round-Ups of City Homeless

NGOs and human rights workers demanded an end to illegal round-ups of the capital’s homeless people and street children in a meeting last week...

Early Diagnosis Vital for Treatment of Sex-Related Infections

Sexually transmitted infections can cause long term problems for men and women, but early diagnosis is particularly important for females who may acquire infections...

Intestinal Parasites Are Feeding on Poor, Undernourished

Some of your biggest enemies in Cambodia are small, round and they wiggle, and can re­sult in long-lasting health problems if they’re not treated,...

Stage Set for King Sihamoni To Be Crowned

As many as 50,000 people are expected to attend King Noro­dom Sihamoni’s first national address at the end of his three-day coronation Saturday, which...

Without Prenatal Care, Pregnancy Presents Fatal Problems

Just 14 days after her wedding in February, Mop Mom received some welcome news: She’s having a baby girl. “Even before the wedding, my...

Addressing Mental Illness Is Essential to Nation’s Future

Although an estimated 40 percent of Cambodia’s 13.5 million people suffer some form of mental illness, the country has only 20 trained psychiatrists and...

Taxi Driver Seeks Compensation From Police

A taxi driver has de­mand­ed com­pensation from a Kan­dal pro­vince deputy police chief, accused of causing him physical injury and confiscating his motorbike following...

Immunization Against Disease Is the Right of Every Child

According to the Ministry of Health, one in eight Cambodian children dies be­fore reaching the age of five. But many child deaths could be...

NGO: Tourism Threatening Mekong Dolphins

An increase in tourism along the Mekong River could threaten the survival of the rare Irriwaddy dolphins if not properly managed, a dolphin expert...