Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System
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.
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.
Many people experience headaches, but some are more serious than others, a US-based doctor says.
កម្មវិធីក្នុងសប្តាហ៍នេះមាន បទសម្ភាសន៍អំពីយុទ្ធនាការលើកកម្ពស់ការយល់ដឹង អំពីជំងឺមហារីកនៅកម្ពុជា។ ការបង្រៀនគ្រាមភាសាអង់គ្លេសបែបអាមេរិកាំង គឺឃ្លា «a pain in the neck» និងបញ្ចប់ដោយឈុតខ្លះពីភាពយន្តអាមេរិករឿង «NOAH»៕
In a ceremony in Washington Tuesday, Cambodian Ambassador Hem Heng accepted the award, calling it a “symbol of recognition of outstanding work.”
Bird flu has killed 14 Cambodians and 63 Vietnamese since its initial outbreak in 2013, making them the worst-hit countries in Southeast Asia.
The disease, commonly known as bird flu, killed 14 Cambodians since 2004, and four so far this year.
Fourteen Cambodians died last year from H5N1 strain of avian influenza, more than half of global total
The study was done at eight schools in Cambodia where the attendance records of more than 3,500 students were checked.
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.
The research institution was founded by French researchers and will be housed at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.
Concern grows about drug-resistant bacteria as antibiotics become automatic choice for treating children with fever.
Two simple ways to prevent osteoporosis are a diet that contains calcium and vitamin D, and exercise, a US-based doctor says.
Recent graduates also say that Cambodia needs to invest in more education and research for its healthcare fields.
Cambodia has seen 49 confirmed deaths from bird flu since 2005, with the majority of them children below the age of 14.
Two women wounded in the 2011 protest shooting in Svay Rieng province have seen their conditions worsen.
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.
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.
Netherlands Tests Innovative Retirement Program
Report calls for reducing shorter-lived pollutants that could slow the pace of climate change and save lives
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.
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.
More than 80 people have been reported dead, including 39 children, as flooding along Mekong River provinces continues.
More than 200 million people are infected with malaria each year.
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.
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.
A rise in traffic accidents could be blamed on an increase in alcohol advertising, some health workers fear.
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.
A Cambodian scientist is working together with advanced researchers in the United States to study drug-resistant malaria in three major provinces of Cambodia.
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.
Meanwhile, China has banned the import of eggs from Cambodia and insisted on controls for passengers arriving from Cambodia
Cambodian immigrants to the United States have faced many challenges as they adapt to life in the United States.
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.
Avian influenza has killed 27 people in 30 Cambodian cases of the disease since a worldwide outbreak in 2003.
About half of Cambodian-American students show signs of depression, according to a the KGA survey.
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.
Both died in Phnom Penh hospitals after falling ill in their home provinces and first seeking local treatment.
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.
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.