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Cambodia

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Cambodia
This map is an approximation of actual country borders.

Country Profile

Cambodia, formerly an Associate Member of the French Union, joined WHO on 17 May 1950. The country gained its independence in 1954 when French Indochina was dissolved. The complex history of Cambodia in the 1970s and 1980s was reflected in the names of the State as these appeared in the records of the Regional Committee meetings. Until 1970, representatives from this country came from Khmer Republic (from 1971 to 1974); the Democratic Kampuchea (in 1980, 1987 and 1988); and finally, from Cambodia (from 1992 to present). There was no representation (1975–1979; 1982–1986; and 1989–1991) under the Khmer Rouge-controlled Government of the Democratic Kampuchea.


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Statistics

Population (in thousands) ( 2008 ) 13395.7
Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2008 ) 23.45
Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 1998 ) 56
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2010 ) 54
Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 ) 5.92
General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 ) 7.46
Human development index ( 2010 ) 0.494
Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2011 ) 851.5
Population below national poverty line (%) ( 2006 ) 35
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2008 ) 77.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2010 ) 206
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2008 ) 61
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2008 ) 29

Cambodia, formerly an Associate Member of the French Union, joined WHO on 17 May 1950. The country gained its independence in 1954 when French Indochina was dissolved. The complex history of Cambodia in the 1970s and 1980s was reflected in the names of the State as these appeared in the records of the Regional Committee meetings. Until 1970, representatives from this country came from Khmer Republic (from 1971 to 1974); the Democratic Kampuchea (in 1980, 1987 and 1988); and finally, from Cambodia (from 1992 to present). There was no representation (1975–1979; 1982–1986; and 1989–1991) under the Khmer Rouge-controlled Government of the Democratic Kampuchea.

The Phonm Penh (Cambodia)-based WHO Country Liaison Office was administered by the WHO Representative in Saigon (Viet Nam) from 1956 to April 1962 when the WHO Representative Office in Phonm Penh, Cambodia was established. The Office closed in May 1975 when the country was in abeyance. In 1991, the WHO Liaison Office for Cambodia re-opened in Phnom Penh, and in 1992, its designation was changed once again to the WHO Representative Office.

Ahn, Dr Dong Il

The WHO Representative in Cambodia : Ahn, Dr Dong Il

WHO Country Office

Office address:

1st Floor No. 61-64, Preah Norodom Blvd. (corner St. 306) Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I Khan Chamkamorn Phnom Penh Cambodia

Postal address:

World Health Organization P.O.Box 1217 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Telephone number:

(855) 23-216610
(855) 23-216942
(855) 23-212228
(855) 23-215464

Fax number:

(855) 23-216211

Office hours:

07.30 - 12.00 14.00 - 17.30 (Monday - Friday) 09.00 - 11.30 (Saturday - only skeleton staff depending on requirements)

Email:

who.cam@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int

Ministry of Health

Address:

No. 151-153 Avenue Kampuchea Krom Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Telephone number:
(855-23) 722 933

Fax number:

(855 23) 426 034 / 426 841

Website:
http://www.moh.gov.kh