Thursday, 02 October 2014

Archive

Maternal Health Improvements Meet 2015 Target

The government had set a goal of 250 deaths per 100,000 for the UN Millennium Development Goal.
The government had set a goal of 250 deaths per 100,000 for the UN Millennium Development Goal.
Men KimsengVOA Khmer

Cambodia has reduced the number of maternal deaths, meeting a 2015 goal early, health officials told VOA Khmer.

“This is because the government has a clear and proper policy on health that responds to the needs of our people,” Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in an on-camera interview in Washington Thursday.

Mam Bunheng said the government has an initiative to speed up the reduction of maternal mortality by encouraging women to deliver their babies at health centers with skilled practitioners, urging traditional midwives to refer pregnant women to hospitals, and giving a $15 incentive to midwives for safe delivery.

“Referral of a pregnant woman to the hospital by a traditional midwife is very important,” said Chan Theary, executive director of the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance. “Traditionally, they help deliver the baby at home, but right now the health ministry has encouraged them not to do so.”

The government had set a goal of 250 deaths per 100,000 for the UN Millennium Development Goal. It has already reached 206, Mam Bunheng said. The government hopes to build on its success.

“Based on scientific trends, in reality we will see the rate decrease further,” he said. “We’ve used a combination of putting our strategy in operation to speed up the reduction of maternal mortality. There has also been active participation from our people and the national and international community.”

A large gap remains between urban and rural populations, though, with a mortality rate among 100,000 of 124 in the cities and 288 in the countryside, where the majority of the population lives, Mam Bunheng said.

And infant mortality remains high, Chan Theary said. “There is still a problem with malnutrition. We will have to look at these issues and study them to put in place a strategy to improve this.”

Mam Bunheng said he is now working to restore the faith of the public in its health care. “There are significant changes,” he said. “Right now our service is being used by the majority of our people.”

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodiai
X
29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. Before delivering his speech at UNGA, Hor Namhong told VOA Khmer that Cambodia was now enjoying peace and political stability after the two winning political parties in 2013 election had agreed to work together. His speech comes as Cambodia’s profile on the world stage has expanded in recent years. Cambodia has and improved economy and a growing participation in UN missions around the world. But Hor Namhong’s speech also comes amid deep criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record and a controversial agreement with Australia to help it resettle refuges in exchange for aid money. (VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann, Washington)

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)i
X
29 September 2014
You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" 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.
Video

Video Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)

You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" 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.
Video

Video Get Over It (Movie: Shutter Island)

You can say, "No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. So that fight you had with your cousin last year - 'get over it'." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
See more >>>