Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, smokes as he sits with Interior Minister Sar Kheng, left, and Finance Minister Keat Chhun, right, during the inauguration of the China-funded construction of a bridge in Mouk Kampoul district, Kandal province, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Phnom Pen, Cambodia, file photo.
The WHO has adopted a policy to eliminate malaria entirely from the countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region by 2030 and has pledged $3 billion for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos to that end.
Zika virus had been limited to rare cases in human populations in Africa and Asia until unprecedented outbreak on island in southwestern Pacific in 2007.
Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past.
To prevent heart attacks in the first place, doctors recommend keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, through exercise or medicine.
Drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin, has been main form of malaria treatment in Cambodia since 2008.
Authorities have released few details about the deaths, and would not confirm reports of a further two deaths of North Koreans, who were admitted to the hospital.
Most likely explanation is humans are coming in contact with forest inhabited by macaque varieties that normally host disease, plus mosquitoes that transmit it.
Thailand Saturday celebrated national day and the birthday of its king, Bhumipol Adulyadej, with tributes and ceremonies.
Yem Chroeum was found guilty of running an illegal clinic and, according to the verdict, “intentionally causing HIV transmission to other people,” through the reuse of dirty syringes and needles.
Yem Chroeum, 55, was accused of reusing needles and syringes on patients in his unlicensed clinic, spreading the virus.
Enormous strides have been made in adult population, but parental consent laws hinder testing for youths and contribute to 'hidden epidemic,' experts say.
Some 60,000 Cambodians in Long Beach remain plagued by post-traumatic stress, depression and other mental health issues.
Concerns grow after discovery of bacteria in China that have developed resisistance to all known antibiotic medicines.
A recent report from the World Health Organization says that processed meats can increase the odds of cancer.
The Angkor Hospital for Children has more than 500 staff, who provide free treatment to children, 1.4 million of them so far.
Cambodians in the US have twice the rate of type-2 diabetes, seven times the rate of depression, and fifteen times the rate of PTSD than the standard US population.
Parasite could undo at least a decade's worth of work to eliminate the malaria — if it spreads to Africa.
Around 150 Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese met with members of the Southeast Asian American Health Coalition and Khmer Health Advocates, describing what they need in a proper healthcare system.
For over 25 years, Dr. Taing Tek Hong, a Cambodian-American medical physician in Jacksonville, Florida, has volunteered his time each month as a health expert on our popular ‘Hello VOA’ radio call-in show.
The virus, first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has no cure or vaccine.
Suon Sambo, 32, was hospitalized in Senegal earlier this month, but he succumbed to the disease on Monday, officials said.
Researchers say more than 1M people in sub-Saharan Africa will contract malaria this year because they live near dams.
The total number of dengue infections has risen to nearly 7,000, up from around 2,000 last year.
Programmer Kong Divin recently returned from a trip to the US, where he won second place in a Microsoft Office context in Texas.
More people are using bikes to get around the city and on weekends cyclists can be seen on the outskirts of town.
At the Preah Dak health center in rural Siem Reap province health workers say they do what they can, but sometimes they run out of medicine or time.
Dengue fever has killed at least 16 people so far this year, an uptick from the same period last year, health officials say.
According to a study by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, the infection rate among MSM is around 2.3 percent, in an estimated population of 30,000.
Cambodia has failed to meet a number of UN Millennium Development Goals, which were set out years ago and aimed at halving global poverty.
It’s a common sentiment these days: that alcohol makes communication not only easier, but better.
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.