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Cambodia achieves national and regional goal for reducing hepatitis B in children

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 08 June 2018 - JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Cambodia has achieved a landmark public health victory by reducing the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among children to less than 1 percent. Cambodia joins 20 of 37 other countries and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region that have been verified by an independent panel as having met this goal by 2017.

Applied Epidemiology Training graduates are the leaders during disease outbreaks

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 04 June 2018 – Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and the determinants of health-related states or events, including disease. Such studies are used to control diseases and other health problems. The fundamental role of epidemiology is to improve the health of the populations and is essential to the process of identifying and mapping emerging diseases.

Ready to beat malaria – World Malaria Day

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 25 April 2018 – Today, WHO joins partner organizations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. This theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. It highlights the remarkable progress achieved in tackling one of humanity’s oldest diseases, while also calling out worrying trends as captured in the 2017 World Malaria Report.

Journey Towards Health for All in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 7 April 2018 – The Ministry of Health along with WHO, JICA and GIZ convened the Cambodia Universal Health Coverage Forum on 5-6 April, 2018 to commemorate World Health Day. This year’s World Health Day marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of WHO and had as its theme ‘Health for All – Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’. The two-day Cambodia Universal Health Coverage Forum was the first of its kind and convened over 120 stakeholders including policy makers from both national and provincial health departments, representatives from various Ministries, civil society, development partners, and international experts to consider the path towards universal health coverage for Cambodia.

Cambodia addresses increase of reported Malaria cases

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 9 March 2018 – The National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) has confirmed an increase of malaria cases which started mid 2017, at the National Malaria Conference on 22 February.

Joining the efforts of countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Cambodia has made significant progress in reducing its total number of malaria cases by 42%, between 2012 and 2016. Furthermore, there has been an impressive decrease of deaths due to malaria, from 46 in 2012 to 1 death in 2017.

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  • Op-Ed for the World Health Day 2016
    07 April 2016 - One of the main goals of the World Health Day 2016 campaign is to create greater awareness about the rise of diabetes worldwide, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. The disease has been on the rise everywhere, but the prevalence of diabetes has risen faster in low- and middle-income countries over the past decade than in high-income countries.
  • World Rabies Day in Cambodia in 2014: Rabies remains a public health issue
    26 September 2014 - Rabies is one of the oldest disease known and remains of public health and economic significance in most parts of Asia. Rabies is caused by a virus and transmitted from animal to humans, for which there is still not treatment available once a patient develops the symptoms.