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.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 9 February 2018 – Cambodia has been selected to receive dedicated international support from the United Nations to take action on tobacco use.
The Governments of the United Kingdom and Australia has generously provided funds under the new project to accelerate the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in low- and middle-income countries. Cambodia is one of 15 countries that will receive dedicated assistance through the project for strengthened tobacco control.
Assistant Director-General Dr. Naoko Yamamoto advocates for universal health coverage towards Health for All in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 5 February 2018 – WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Naoko Yamamoto led a high-level visit to understand Cambodia’s progress and challenges towards universal health coverage from 2-4 February 2018.
Dr. Yamamoto met with H.E. Dr Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, and H.E. Dr Or Vandine, Director-General for Heath, who reiterated the Royal Government of Cambodia’s commitment to move towards universal health coverage, and highlighted recent initiatives to improve quality at primary care level, to provide financial support to all pregnant women, and to ensure health coverage for 3 millions Cambodians who otherwise could not afford health services.
Cambodia Eliminates Trachoma – Leading Infectious Cause of Blindness
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 12 October 2017 - At the 68th Session of the Regional Committee Meeting of the WHO Western Pacific Region in Brisbane, Australia; the World Health Organization (WHO) handed over the Certificate of Recognizes Elimination Trachoma to the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.
Cambodia has reached a major achievement by eliminating Trachoma as a public health problem. Trachoma is an eye disease caused by infection with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide.