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110 Test Positive for HIV in Cambodian Village

FILE - A Cambodian girl, left, HIV-positive, sits with others who are affected with HIV AIDS hold candles during a vigil in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

19 December 2014
The villagers tested positive for HIV-1, the most common and pathogenic strain of the deadly virus. More

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.

Phnom Penh Street Food: Delicious—and Dangerous

Street food is very popular in Phnom Penh, particularly among the city’s youth.

New Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases Among Young in Thailand

Infections are rising, especially among young people involved in the sex trade, injecting drugs and young men having unprotected sex with men.

Amid Food Safety Scares, China Retailer Offers Insurance for Baby Milk

Insurance policy says if a brand of milk powder is recalled, customers who bought cans from a Redbaby store or website will be reimbursed.

Video Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in SE Asia

Parasite adapts resistance to treatment in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Ebola Also Devastates Wild Ape Population

Spillover rate of diseases passing between humans and animals is increasing as the growing human population encroaches upon new habitats.

Questions Over Release of Kidney Trafficking Suspects

All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.

Photogallery WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

WHO director Margaret Chan said the announcement is 'a clear call for international solidarity'.

Multimedia Ebola Death Toll Almost 900

World Health Organization says dozens of new fatalities reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; 2nd case confirmed in Nigeria.

Video Mississippi Baby Research Opens A New Door For HIV Cure

“20-year old Maurice Williams is now willing to come forward with the truth. Born HIV-Positive, he kept his status secret all his life. If Maurice had been born today, his life might have turned out differently.

Video AIDS Activist Sees Understanding Growing in US

“In Washington D.C.’s gay African American community stigma and fear are keeping many from confronting the HIV/AIDS crisis. We follow Christian Paige Bass, a young gay HIV positive man, who had his own fears about seeking treatment, as he encourages other gay men in the city to seek health services

Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak

West Africa outbreak prompting authorities as far away as Asia to take preventive measures, although scientists say global spread of disease is unlikely.

Photogallery WHO: Ebola Spread Outpaces Control Effort

The head of the World Health Organization has told the presidents of West African nations stricken by Ebola that the outbreak is moving faster than efforts to control it.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia

New study finds new antimalarial drug looks promising in early testing.

Video USAID Unveils New Efforts to Reduce Child and Maternal Deaths

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, says that every day this year 18,000 more children will live and 700 more mothers will survive compared to the daily maternal and child mortality rate in 1990. Shah's agency will host a forum Wednesday in collaboration with gov

World Hepatitis Day Highlights Global Scourge, Hopes for Treatment

Advocates are optimistic that drugs - which can cure viral disease - will become available to those who need them the most.

VOA Documentary Probes AIDS Stigma

Host Elton John contends disease can be beaten 'only by eradicating its most deadly symptom'.

Video AIDS: Living in the Shadows

A new documentary series from the Voice of America, “AIDS: Living in the Shadows,” examines the impact of stigma in several communities around the world. It’s hosted by Elton John, whose AIDS foundation supports programs on four continents.

Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS

Country's ambitious goal is to eliminate new HIV infection by 2020.

Video Preview: AIDS - Living in the Shadows

Since its emergence in 1981, HIV/AIDS-related illness has killed tens of millions. A new documentary from the Voice of America examines the stigma attached to human immunodeficiency virus, the disease that causes AIDS.

Video Gates: Philanthropy Depends On Innovation

Bill Gates said in Washington Thursday that most innovation is driven by private enterprise, but that only governments can make broader social improvements. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Trial of Dengue Fever Vaccine Cuts Infection in Half

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that infects an estimated 400 million people each year.

Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

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.

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»៕

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Hunting for Wild Honey in Cambodia's Forestsi
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17 December 2014
Cambodia is thought to produce the best wild honey in Southeast Asia, mainly due to its climate and topography. Most of it is harvested informally and sold cheaply at local village markets. Now, one company is helping some of the country's poorest people by employing them to hunt for honey, then selling it commercially. (AP, Koh Kong)

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01 December 2014
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