The Ministry of Health is now working on a law for alcohol control, which would ban sales to anyone under the age of 21 and impose higher taxes on alcohol sales.
World No Tobacco Day on May 31st was a day for smokers to think about their habit -- and to give it up, even for 24 hours. VOA Khmer's Nuch Sarita narrates.
A lack of wages leading to poor health, combined with stifling conditions inside factories, was likely to blame for the mass faintings, says Ath Thun, head of the Cambodian Labor Confederation.
Unicef and the Ministry of Health have prepared four spots to raise awareness in the care of newborns and young children with illnesses.
The ads, for radio and television, aim at improving the country’s high child mortality rate.
Unicef and the Cambodian government have launched a campaign to promote better health for children and newborns. The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.
The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.
Diagnosis systems have been installed at major border checkpoints and at the airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
The four doctors—two Cambodian and two Chinese—were arrested and questioned last month.
The defendants, two Cambodians and two Chinese, will face fines, but no jail time, for allegedly running three clinics without a license.
Battambang province was the site of a major HIV outbreak earlier this year, due to the reuse of infected needles by an unlicensed doctor.
Experts say country has some of world’s worst mental health statistics – yet services remain underfunded.
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.