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

20 May 2015
Experts say country has some of world’s worst mental health statistics – yet services remain underfunded. More

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.

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. Some 212 people there are now known to have contracted the virus. The government blames an unlicensed medic who was allegedly reusing ne

Video Cambodian Youth Selling Kidney Expresses Deep Remorse​

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)

Man Charged for Causing HIV Outbreak in Patients

The 140 cases have been confirmed HIV positive by the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.

110 Test Positive for HIV in Cambodian Village

The villagers tested positive for HIV-1, the most common and pathogenic strain of the deadly virus.

Cambodia Investigates Health Clinic in Village HIV Outbreak

Authorities say they fear the repeated use of an infected needle could be causing the devastating outbreak in northwestern Battambang province.

Children Among Infected in Village Outbreak of HIV

A local health clinic in Rokar village, Battambang province, is now under investigation, after nearly 800 people were tested for the virus.

At Least 82 People in Small Village Found HIV Positive

At least 82 people have tested positive for HIV in the village of Rokar, Battambang province, which has only 2,000 people in it.

Drug Trafficking Operations Smaller, Harder To Find, Police Say

Police have recorded 93 different drug trafficking cases in the last three months.

Ebola Death Toll Near 7,000, WHO Says

Large number of previously unreported deaths contribute to sharp rise in global total.

Video VOA EXCLUSIVE: Hotel in Guangzhou Serves as China’s Loose Ebola Quarantine

The hotel is still open for regular business, but at least several floors have been reserved for potential Ebola carriers, health workers, and Chinese security officials

Video Cambodia’s Elderly Face Increasing Hardships

More than 80 percent of country's 850,000 elderly never had formal employment and therefore do not qualify for a pension.

US Vows Sustained Ebola Response

Ambassador to UN says White House committed to reversing tide of deadly infections.

Cambodians in Washington Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy.

Study Finds Widespread Food Insecurity Among Factory Workers

The study comes as workers are demanding a minimum wage of $177 per month to keep up with the rising cost of living.

Cambodia Takes Measures To Detect Ebola Virus in Travelers

The measures are meant to screen for Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and avian influenza, all of which can be deadly for humans.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
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20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
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You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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