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.
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.
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.
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.