Frozen areas of the planet, like the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, are warming at twice the global average. Credit: James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey
Unlike in the United States, volunteerism in Cambodia is still in its infancy. Thomas Srun, a Cambodian-American optometrist who has volunteered in the States and abroad since high school, says society-wide volunteering does not have to be exclusive to rich countries.
Cambodian Senior Association President Samnang Wu is one of seven people chosen to receive the Working Woman Award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Samnang was chosen for her work serving immigrants to America from Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe.
More than 80 people have been reported dead, including 39 children, as flooding along Mekong River provinces continues.
More than 200 million people are infected with malaria each year.
The U.S. and Burma Ambassadors to Thailand, and Thai Permanent Secretary, on Friday afternoon (April 26) launched a trilateral project on preventing and controlling drug resistant malaria along the Burma-Thai border. While Thailand has for decades worked separately with both the U.S. and Burma on fighting malaria, this first joint cooperation is an outcome from the MOU signed by President Obama during his November visit. Men Kimeng, Washington.
A Cambodian scientist is working together with advanced researchers in the United States to study drug-resistant malaria in three major provinces of Cambodia. Dr. Lim Pharath, a research fellow at the US National Institutes of Health, is presently working in Pursat, Preah Vihear, and Ratanakiri provinces to conduct surveillance for the spread or emergence of multidrug-resistant malaria parasites in these areas.
VOA's Men Kimseng talked to Dr. Lim Pharath in Washington.
A rise in traffic accidents could be blamed on an increase in alcohol advertising, some health workers fear.
Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles said there’s a widespread and mistaken belief that little can be done to save newborn lives in developing countries.
A Cambodian scientist is working together with advanced researchers in the United States to study drug-resistant malaria in three major provinces of Cambodia.
The WHO malaria specialist in Phnom Penh, Stephen Bjorge, said it is likely the strains in those countries arose independently of Cambodia’s - which means the containment efforts have worked.
Meanwhile, China has banned the import of eggs from Cambodia and insisted on controls for passengers arriving from Cambodia
Cambodian immigrants to the United States have faced many challenges as they adapt to life in the United States.
When she left her home in Battambang province 20 years ago, Lim Pharath hoped she would be able to one day benefit healthcare in her country. Now a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the US, she's looking for new ways to beat drug-resistant malaria. In a recent interview with VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng, she described her research and what it means to her.
Avian influenza has killed 27 people in 30 Cambodian cases of the disease since a worldwide outbreak in 2003.
About half of Cambodian-American students show signs of depression, according to a the KGA survey.
Cambodian health officials are reporting a seventh case of bird flu for this year, with the death of a three-year-old girl from Kampot province.
Both died in Phnom Penh hospitals after falling ill in their home provinces and first seeking local treatment.
When a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy she risks giving birth to a child with mental and physical defects called fetal alcohol syndrome, Dr. Taing Tek Hong, a Florida-based physician told VOA Khmer's Im Sothearith in a recently interview.
Fetal alcohol syndrome can be diagnosed from “growth deficiency,” with a baby’s height or weight in the bottom 10th percentile, from checking facial features, from damage to the central nervous system, or from exposure to prenatal alcohol, he said.
A group of Cambodian-American medical volunteers will travel to Takeo province in February to provide free medical treatment and check-ups to the rural poor. The team, which will include more than 150 medical personnel, will offer a wide range of services, including eye and dental care, said Tan Song, a doctor and director of the Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng has the report.
Tan Song, who has made two previous visits under a similar program, said Cambodians rarely see doctors, and some have not seen a dentist in 15 years.
A new survey shows Cambodia has an extremely high rate of traumatized citizens, especially compared to other countries in the world.
Despite its name, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day, usually stopping around the 12th week of pregnancy.
When a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy she risks giving birth to a child with mental and physical defects called fetal alcohol syndrome, a US-based doctor told “Hello VOA” on Thursday.
Hep B is prevalent in much of Asia, especially Cambodia, as more people immigrate to the US, it can be a threat to the populations.
The US Food and Drug administration recently approve an antiretroviral drug that can reduce the risk of HIV in uninfected adults.
For the last 20 years, Beat Richner has run a network of children’s hospitals.
The struggle to combat drug-resistant malaria in Cambodia has global consequences.
Scientists hope their efforts can help prevent the thousands of deaths caused by fake medicines every year.
The first half of 2012 saw 35,700 cases of malaria and 28 deaths, according to government statistics.
A new study released at the conference confirmed that patients who are treated early with medication and therapy for HIV were able to live healthy lives.
More than 20,000 health officials and activists from around the world are meeting in Washington for an international HIV and AIDS conference, including Cambodian officials who want to share their experience fighting the disease. Mean Chhivun, chairman of Cambodia’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, said Cambodia still needs to provide better access to treatment and prevention services, while people need to advise their sexual partners of their activities and encourage blood tests. “These are the two main points,” he told VOA Khmer. “We have to do more.” (Men Kimseng, Washington)
The global AIDS community concluded its biennial meeting this Friday with a clear sense that the end of the AIDS epidemic is possible with sustained financial, political, and scientific commitment. Kimseng Men reports from the conference.
Cambodia has pulled its HIV/AIDS prevalence rate down to 0.8 percent and provided treatment to more than 46,000 patients so far.
Cambodia has shared its success in reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS with more than 20,000 delegates from all over the world at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC this week. Activists and experts have gathered for the nineteenth time to discuss ways to end the global epidemic. The head of Cambodia's delegation, Dr. Sim Kimsen, told VOA that the country has pulled its national infection rate down to 0.8 percent and created several strategies to combat HIV/AIDS in the years to come. The country hopes to end mother-to-child transmission by 2015 and improve quality preventive care and treatment .
Reports of outbreaks of the virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) have cropped up in countries across Asia in recent months.
The International AIDS Conference opened Sunday in the United States for the first time since it was moved abroad in 1990. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that with more than 20,000 people in attendance, excitement mixed with hope at the Washington gathering because of word that AIDS might finally be overcome.
A reported 54 children, most under the age of three, have died from the disease, which is caused by a virus known as Enterovirus 71.
At least 54 children have died, after contracting Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease from a virus known as EV71, health officials said.