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Kong Divin, the 2nd place winner of Microsoft World Championship 2015 in Texas, gives an interview at VOA Khmer Studio, Phnom Penh, August 20, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena /VOA Khmer)

25 August 2015
Programmer Kong Divin recently returned from a trip to the US, where he won second place in a Microsoft Office context in Texas. More

In Crowded Capital, Recreational Bicycling Gains in Popularity

More people are using bikes to get around the city and on weekends cyclists can be seen on the outskirts of town.

Rural Health Centers Remain Underfunded, Under-Prepared

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 Deaths on Rise for 2015

Dengue fever has killed at least 16 people so far this year, an uptick from the same period last year, health officials say.

Study Finds High HIV Rate Among Men Having Sex With Men

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 Prepares for New Round of UN Development Goals

Cambodia has failed to meet a number of UN Millennium Development Goals, which were set out years ago and aimed at halving global poverty.

For Many, Alcohol Has Become a ‘Communication’ Tool

It’s a common sentiment these days: that alcohol makes communication not only easier, but better.

Video Researchers Study Ways To Help People Quit Smoking

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.

Calls for More Regulation, as Hundreds More Workers Faint on Job

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.

Video Unicef and the Cambodian Ministry of Health Ad #1

Unicef and the Ministry of Health have prepared four spots to raise awareness in the care of newborns and young children with illnesses.

Video Health Ads Encourage Better Care for Children With Pneumonia

The ads, for radio and television, aim at improving the country’s high child mortality rate.

Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

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.

Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

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.

Cambodia on Alert After MERS Found in Thailand

Diagnosis systems have been installed at major border checkpoints and at the airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Video Hearings Set for Four Doctors Who Ran Unlicensed Clinics

The four doctors—two Cambodian and two Chinese—were arrested and questioned last month.

Hearings Scheduled for Doctors Allegedly Running Illegal Clinics

The defendants, two Cambodians and two Chinese, will face fines, but no jail time, for allegedly running three clinics without a license.

Four Doctors Detained, Questioned for Illegally Operating Clinics

Battambang province was the site of a major HIV outbreak earlier this year, due to the reuse of infected needles by an unlicensed doctor.

Video WHO: Cambodia's Mental Health Services 'Critically Neglected'

Experts say country has some of world’s worst mental health statistics – yet services remain underfunded.

Video A Long Way to Go for Mental Health Services in Cambodia

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

Cambodia Project Improves Nutrition Among Rural Poor

'Fish on Farms' project helped 300 households establish vegetable gardens, create ponds in which to raise fish to combat poor nutrition

Video Gains Being Made Against Malaria

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.

Video Scientists Say Mosquitoes Attracted by Our Genes

Research could lead to new generation of drugs targeting diseases like malaria, dengue fever.

UN: Little Progress Against Asia’s Booming Synthetic Drugs Trade

With demand rising and Internet boosting illicit trade, authorities call for tighter controls on substances’ precursor chemicals.

Maternal Mortality Rates Remain High, Despite UN Goals

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.

Campaigners Hope To Curb Eating of Dog and Cat Meat

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.

'Night Owls' at Greater Risk of Diabetes Despite Late Morning Sleep

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.

Cambodia Reduces Infant Mortality

Currently, 28 of 1,000 children born in Cambodia die before reaching the age of one.

With Few Options, Prisoners Raise Children Behind Bars

The children lived cramped in a cell with many other women, with little to eat, in an environment ill-suited for children.

Poor Nutrition Costing Cambodia Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Maternal and child malnutrition cost the country nearly $90 million a year while stunted growth and anemia cost the country nearly $130 million.

WHO: Treaty Making Inroads in Global Tobacco Epidemic

World Health Organization says it is celebrating a number of successes in reducing tobacco use during the past 10 years.

'Smart' Syringes Stop Spread of Life-Threatening Infections

To combat problem, WHO launches initiative to promote so-called “smart” syringes that cannot be used more than once.

Resistant Strain of Malaria Spreads Across Myanmar, Nears India

One expert warns that if artemisinin resistance 'spreads through India to Africa, we risk seeing many millions of deaths'.

Experts: Drug Resistance Thwarts Chances to Eradicate Malaria

Options are running out in the race to eliminate malaria before the parasite develops resistance to the current treatment.

Poverty Reduction a Mixed Success, as Countryside Rates Remain High

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.

VOA, USAID Discuss Importance of Media in Global Health

The panel was organized by the Voice of America and USAID, in an effort to advance health policy worldwide.

"The Substance of Actions" by Youk Chhang

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 Lags Behind Many UN Development Goals

Cambodia has managed to improve its economy, but its education, women’s empowerment, child and mother health, and environmental sustainability are all lagging behind.

Thailand Defends Care for Children in Controversial Surrogacy Case

At least 15 babies were allegedly fathered by a wealthy 24-year-old Japanese businessman, Mitsutoki Shigeta

Video Cambodian Government Says HIV Outbreak Linked to Needle Reuse

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.

Video HIV Outbreak Linked to Infected Needles

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.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Border Committee Says Official Maps Remain Legitimatei
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20 August 2015
Having reviewed a number of map’s from the UN, Cambodian officials announced Thursday that the map Cambodia currently uses for border demarcation and negotiation is legitimate. The new claim casts doubt on accusations from critics that the government is using outdated maps that make it easier for Vietnam to encroach on Cambodian territory. Var Kimhong, head of the Cambodian Border Committee, said he had reviewed 18 maps, one by one, which show “the map being used for border demarcation with Vietnam is the same.” He called for an end to false claims about other maps that might be used and for critics to “let the border committee work freely.” VOA Khmer's Neou Vannarin has the report from Phnom Penh,Cambodia.

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