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China-funded free-surgery program brings new hope to Cambodian children with heart disease

Sey Muoy, a Cambodian teenager from northwestern Battambang province, has returned to a healthy life after she had her congenital heart defects (CHD) remedied by Chinese surgeons last year.

Cambodia’s medical system is due for a check-up

In Cambodia, many high-ranking government officials and public figures seek medical treatment abroad – including Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Tobacco-related illnesses kill 15,000 in Cambodia per year: UN-led study

Tobacco-related illnesses claimed about 15,000 lives in Cambodia a year, costing the country's economy 657 million U.S. dollars, or three percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said a United Nations-led new study released on Thursday.

Cambodia sees rise in dengue fever cases

Cambodia reported 13,000 cases of dengue fever from January to June 24, about five-fold rise over the same period last year, Huy Rekol, director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, said on Thursday.

Cambodian man undergoes heart surgery at Ramesh Hosptials 

Doctors at Ramesh Hospitals, Vijayawada have successfully carried out intra-cardiac repair on a 50-year old Cambodian national Chiya Sambat and helped him fully recover.

Dengue fever kills 21 children in Cambodia so far this year: health minister

Cambodia's Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Thursday that the country reported over 12,000 cases of dengue fever so far this year, and the dengue fever had claimed 21 children's lives.

One third of Cambodians infected with threadworm, study finds

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world.

EIB to finance safe drinking water in Cambodia

The European Investment Bank signed a new €85.9 million loan with the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to improve drinking water supply in and around the capital of Cambodia.

Better Health for All Cambodians: Supporting Communities and Health Centers

Each year, the Health Equity Fund supports free access to over 2 million outpatient visits and over 100,000 hospital admissions for the poorest people in Cambodia.

Dengue increase likely during rainy season: WHO warns

Several Asian countries are experiencing unusually high numbers of dengue cases for this time of year. With the rainy season approaching, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to minimize illness and deaths from dengue.

Cambodia’s digital-hospital system launched

The Ministry of Health formally launched the Kingdom’s first digital hospital service, using the new Peth Yoeung system, on Thursday at Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh following a successful one-month trial.

The new trend of parent care in Cambodia

“It is traditional Asian culture, [that] when children are young, parents look after them, and when parents are old, their children look after them. Children are taught to respect elders, stay with them and care for them when they get old.”

World organization launches initiative to eradicate African swine fever

As African swine fever continues its relentless spread across Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health this week announced it will launch a global initiative to control -- and hopefully eradicate -- the disease.

Thailand sole supplier of pigs

The ban on importing pigs from Vietnam due to an outbreak of African swine fever has made Thailand the sole supplier of the animal to Cambodia, the head of a livestock association told The Post on Wednesday.

Progress reported in race to find vaccine for deadly hog disease spreading across China

The race is underway to find a vaccine that can control African swine fever, a highly contagious and deadly viral infection ravaging China’s hog population.

Southeast Asia hit by dengue outbreak

Big increases reported in Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.a

Suicides in Southeast Asia on the rise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that over 800,000 people commit suicide every year. For every suicide there are many more who attempt suicide as well. A life lost to suicide is always tragic and affects everyone in the community.

5 die in poisonous water incidents in Cambodia

A local police officer declared that five villagers have died as another 18 were rushed to hospitals in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province after consuming polluted water
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African swine fever in Asia: 1.1 million pigs culled

In September last year, Juan Lubroth, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer said concerning the new emergence of African swine fever in China–“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing so far is just the tip of the iceberg,” Lubroth said.

School day shortened in Cambodia amid heatwave fears for children

Cambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heatwave.

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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Kem Ley Anniversary Arrests

In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”