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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.

Cambodia’s poorest mothers to receive allowance

The government plans to launch an allowance scheme for the Kingdom’s poorest mothers and infants starting from June, according to a Tuesday press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

HCM City extends helping hand to the poor in Cambodia

A delegation of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City provided free health checks and medicines along with gifts to needy people in the Cambodian province of Battambang on April 25.

Cambodia’s Health Volunteers Tackle Malaria Head-on

Cambodia’s northeast is home to many different ethnic groups and cultures. Its resource-rich and sparsely populated forests also attract many migrants from other parts of the country looking for means of livelihood.

Small surgeries make big difference — Belt and Road project brings sight, new hope...

Sum Meyle, a mother of five children, was on cloud nine when she heard that a Chinese medical team, under the Belt and Road Cataract Blindness Eradication Campaign, was on a mission to provide free cataract surgeries here.

Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE

Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia's agriculture ministry.

Quality Free Health Care Remains Elusive for Poorest Cambodians

The Cambodian government claims the IDPoor program has been a success, with more than 600,000 Equity Cards — also known as poverty cards and cards for the poor — having been distributed to households across the country, benefiting an estimated 2 million people.

Cambodia steps up fight against climate change

Considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia is taking major steps to improve its resilience and reduce its disaster risk with support from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Fines raised for bringing in pork from Cambodia after ASF infection

Visitors from Cambodia who attempt to bring pork products into Taiwan will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,490), the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) confirmed African swine fever (ASF) cases in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodia ministry vows opportunities for the intellectually disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation says it has set the goal of removing the obstacles that those with autism and Down’s Syndrome face when interacting with society.

Cambodia reports first outbreak of African swine fever: OIE

Cambodia reported a first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in backyard pigs near the Vietnam border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing the Cambodian agriculture ministry.

Cover Your Melon With a Helmet – Campaign in Cambodia Pushes Cyclist Safety

Nothing like the image of a watermelon being smashed to smithereens to remind you that your head, sometimes referred to as your “melon”, could easily suffer the same fate when coming in contact with a hard surface – namely the pavement.

The blade runner

How Shalini Saraswathi overcame loss of her hands and legs and became a blade runner.

Time to formalize daycare in Cambodia

The Cambodian state has taken responsibility for providing preschool education with a two-to-three-hour session per school day to some children aged between three an six years old, but there is no concrete plan or budget for public daycare.

Kingdom’s pig prices up despite concerns over African swine fever 

Despite real concerns that African swine fever (ASF) will spread to the Kingdom after a recent outbreak in Vietnam, local pig prices have continued to increase over the last few months, the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) said on Thursday.

Kingdom launches NCD alliance

National and international health experts on Thursday launched Cambodia’s first non-communicable diseases (NCDs) alliance network, expressing concerns over treatment with 64 per cent of deaths in the Kingdom caused by such afflictions.

“Crossing the river” to a safe delivery in rural Cambodia

When Bora was pregnant with her fifth child, she prepared to “cross the river.”

How 3D printing has sped up prosthetic development for people around the world

For alumnus Jerry Evans, every job is a custom job.

The woman aiming to transform healthcare sector in Cambodia 

Though we now live in a digital age, it is not uncommon to see nurses handwriting information or browsing physical files on the shelf searching for information in hospitals and private clinics across Cambodia.


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