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Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

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08 April 2014
VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare. More

Video Cancer Awareness Limited Among Cambodians

Pathologist Hav Monirath of Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh spoke via Skype to VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith about campaigns to promote the awareness of cancer in Cambodia and her future projects.

Video New, Fatal Bird Flu Strain Closely Monitored

In the past 10 years, a deadly strain of bird flu has killed more than half of the people who got it. Now there's a new strain of bird flu circulating that can kill about a third of the humans who contract it. Whenever there's a virus this lethal, there are always fears of a pandemic.

Severe Headaches Can Be Serious, Doctor Warns

Many people experience headaches, but some are more serious than others, a US-based doctor says.

Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 27 March 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ»

កម្មវិធីក្នុងសប្តាហ៍នេះមាន បទសម្ភាសន៍​អំពី​យុទ្ធនាការ​លើក​កម្ពស់​ការ​យល់​ដឹង​ អំពី​ជំងឺ​មហារី​ក​នៅ​កម្ពុជា។ ការបង្រៀន​គ្រាម​ភាសា​អង់គ្លេស​បែប​អាមេរិកាំង គឺ​ឃ្លា​ «a pain in the neck» និង​បញ្ចប់​ដោយ​ឈុត​ខ្លះ​ពី​ភាពយន្ត​អាមេរិក​រឿង «NOAH»៕

US Lauds Cambodia for Tuberculosis Efforts

In a ceremony in Washington Tuesday, Cambodian Ambassador Hem Heng accepted the award, calling it a “symbol of recognition of outstanding work.”

Health Officials Agree on Stronger Bird Flu Monitoring

Bird flu has killed 14 Cambodians and 63 Vietnamese since its initial outbreak in 2013, making them the worst-hit countries in Southeast Asia.

Vietnamese, Cambodian Officials Meet Over Bird Flu Concerns

The disease, commonly known as bird flu, killed 14 Cambodians since 2004, and four so far this year.

International Effort Underway to Control Bird Flu in Cambodia

Fourteen Cambodians died last year from H5N1 strain of avian influenza, more than half of global total

Safe Water Lowers Absenteeism

The study was done at eight schools in Cambodia where the attendance records of more than 3,500 students were checked.

Ongoing Campaign Raises Awareness on Cervical Cancer

Worldwide, cervical cancer kills some 250,000 women per year, 85 percent of whom live in low- or middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Regional Medical Research Facility Launched

The research institution was founded by French researchers and will be housed at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.

Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight

Concern grows about drug-resistant bacteria as antibiotics become automatic choice for treating children with fever.

Proper Food, Exercise Can Prevent Osteoporosis, Doctor Says

Two simple ways to prevent osteoporosis are a diet that contains calcium and vitamin D, and exercise, a US-based doctor says.

Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

Recent graduates also say that Cambodia needs to invest in more education and research for its healthcare fields.

Brother and Sister Confirmed First Two Deaths from Bird Flu This Year

Cambodia has seen 49 confirmed deaths from bird flu since 2005, with the majority of them children below the age of 14.

Workers From 2011 Shooting Still Dealing With Medical Problems

Two women wounded in the 2011 protest shooting in Svay Rieng province have seen their conditions worsen.

Video A Husband and Wife Team Delivering A Miracle Around The World

In the shadow of Angkor Wat, Cambodia and some of the oldest temples on earth - the sound of a modern day gift. Hundreds have come here, the very young and the very old – all of them deft or nearly so and looking for a miracle. Neil Kaelinsky, ABCNews, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Video Chemotherapy, Effective But An Endurance Test

Chemotherapy can be used to treat many different cancers, including breast cancer. It kills the malignant cells, but has painful and unpleasant side effects. In this report, VOA's Carol Pearson talks to former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio about her personal experience with chemotherapy.

Video Netherlands Tests Innovative Retirement Program

Netherlands Tests Innovative Retirement Program

Multimedia World Bank Calls for Soot, Methane Reduction

Report calls for reducing shorter-lived pollutants that could slow the pace of climate change and save lives

Video American Volunteerism an Inspiration for Cambodia

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.

Video Cambodia Woman Receives Working Woman Award

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.

Ongoing Floods Close Schools, Pagodas and Hospitals

More than 80 people have been reported dead, including 39 children, as flooding along Mekong River provinces continues.

Rapid Blood Test Reveals Growing Resistance to Malaria

More than 200 million people are infected with malaria each year.

Video U.S. Burma and Thailand Launch Anti-Malaria Cooperation Agreement

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.

Video Research Continues into Drug-Resistant Malaria

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.

Healthcare Workers Want Less Ads for Alcohol and Less Traffic Accidents

A rise in traffic accidents could be blamed on an increase in alcohol advertising, some health workers fear.

3 Million Newborns Die Within First Month

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.

Research Continues into Drug-Resistant Malaria

A Cambodian scientist is working together with advanced researchers in the United States to study drug-resistant malaria in three major provinces of Cambodia.

Program Launched to Counter Drug Resistant Malaria

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.

Hun Sen Calls for Cooperation To Combat Bird Flu

Meanwhile, China has banned the import of eggs from Cambodia and insisted on controls for passengers arriving from Cambodia

Video For Cambodian Women in US, Success and a Delicate Balance

Cambodian immigrants to the United States have faced many challenges as they adapt to life in the United States.

Video Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria by Molecules

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.

Authorities Pushed To Curb Bird Flu, as Fatalities Spike

Avian influenza has killed 27 people in 30 Cambodian cases of the disease since a worldwide outbreak in 2003.

Video Students Call For ‘Wellness Centers’ in Long Beach Schools

About half of Cambodian-American students show signs of depression, according to a the KGA survey.

Seventh Case of Bird Flu Reported for 2013

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.

Two More Die From Bird Flu, Bringing 2013 Total to Five

Both died in Phnom Penh hospitals after falling ill in their home provinces and first seeking local treatment.

Video Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Risk for Cambodians

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.

Video US Medical Professionals Preparing for Volunteer Trip to Cambodia

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.

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For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)