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.
Research could lead to new generation of drugs targeting diseases like malaria, dengue fever.
With demand rising and Internet boosting illicit trade, authorities call for tighter controls on substances’ precursor chemicals.
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.
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.
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.
Currently, 28 of 1,000 children born in Cambodia die before reaching the age of one.
The children lived cramped in a cell with many other women, with little to eat, in an environment ill-suited for children.
Maternal and child malnutrition cost the country nearly $90 million a year while stunted growth and anemia cost the country nearly $130 million.
World Health Organization says it is celebrating a number of successes in reducing tobacco use during the past 10 years.
To combat problem, WHO launches initiative to promote so-called “smart” syringes that cannot be used more than once.
One expert warns that if artemisinin resistance 'spreads through India to Africa, we risk seeing many millions of deaths'.