Cambodia has some of the world’s worst mental health statistics – largely due to the effects of Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Yet mental health services remain underfunded and – in the words of the World Health Organization – “critically neglected." There’s little sign of that changing in
'Fish on Farms' project helped 300 households establish vegetable gardens, create ponds in which to raise fish to combat poor nutrition
On eve of World Malaria Day, World Health Organization reports deaths from malaria in past 10 years have been cut by 47 percent worldwide, even more - 54 percent - in sub-Saharan Africa.
Research could lead to new generation of drugs targeting diseases like malaria, dengue fever.
With demand rising and Internet boosting illicit trade, authorities call for tighter controls on substances’ precursor chemicals.
The rate of maternal mortality is 170 per 100,000 live births, short of the 140 per 100,000 rate the government set for itself originally.
Dog meat is a popular cuisine in Cambodia, and the governor of Phnom Penh has gone so far as to encourage it, to reduce the number of strays in the city.
Researchers found that people who don’t go to bed until after midnight develop more health problems than people who go to bed and wake up early.
Currently, 28 of 1,000 children born in Cambodia die before reaching the age of one.
The children lived cramped in a cell with many other women, with little to eat, in an environment ill-suited for children.
Maternal and child malnutrition cost the country nearly $90 million a year while stunted growth and anemia cost the country nearly $130 million.
World Health Organization says it is celebrating a number of successes in reducing tobacco use during the past 10 years.
To combat problem, WHO launches initiative to promote so-called “smart” syringes that cannot be used more than once.
One expert warns that if artemisinin resistance 'spreads through India to Africa, we risk seeing many millions of deaths'.
Options are running out in the race to eliminate malaria before the parasite develops resistance to the current treatment.
The poverty line is defined as an intake of 2,200 calories of food per day, or an income of $1 per day in rural areas and $1.50 per day in urban areas.
The panel was organized by the Voice of America and USAID, in an effort to advance health policy worldwide.
Chhang Youk, the executive director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, has for many years helped documented the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and has been key to the functioning of the Khmer Rouge tribunal. This is an essay he wrote recently to mark international Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Cambodia has managed to improve its economy, but its education, women’s empowerment, child and mother health, and environmental sustainability are all lagging behind.
At least 15 babies were allegedly fathered by a wealthy 24-year-old Japanese businessman, Mitsutoki Shigeta
Health experts in Cambodia were alarmed when a cluster of villagers living near the country's second largest city, Battambang, tested positive for HIV in December.
In total, 1,940 people in Roka commune had their blood tested in the last month; 212 tested positive for the virus, health officials said Monday.
Health experts in Cambodia were alarmed when a cluster of villagers living near the country’s second largest city, Battambang, tested positive for HIV in December. Some 212 people there are now known to have contracted the virus. The government blames an unlicensed medic who was allegedly reusing ne
This tiny one room house in Phnom Penh is home to Chhay and nine of his relatives. Inside the 18 years old is trying to recover from something he describes as a massive mistake. Two years ago, he was talked into doing something he deeply regrets - selling one of his kidney for 3000 dollars. (AFP)
The 140 cases have been confirmed HIV positive by the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.
The villagers tested positive for HIV-1, the most common and pathogenic strain of the deadly virus.
Authorities say they fear the repeated use of an infected needle could be causing the devastating outbreak in northwestern Battambang province.
A local health clinic in Rokar village, Battambang province, is now under investigation, after nearly 800 people were tested for the virus.
At least 82 people have tested positive for HIV in the village of Rokar, Battambang province, which has only 2,000 people in it.
Police have recorded 93 different drug trafficking cases in the last three months.
Large number of previously unreported deaths contribute to sharp rise in global total.
The hotel is still open for regular business, but at least several floors have been reserved for potential Ebola carriers, health workers, and Chinese security officials
More than 80 percent of country's 850,000 elderly never had formal employment and therefore do not qualify for a pension.
Ambassador to UN says White House committed to reversing tide of deadly infections.
Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy.
The study comes as workers are demanding a minimum wage of $177 per month to keep up with the rising cost of living.
The measures are meant to screen for Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and avian influenza, all of which can be deadly for humans.