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Cambodia’s top court upholds 25-year prison term for doctor who infected people with HIV

Cambodia's Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a lower court to sentence an unlicensed medical practitioner to 25 years in prison for infecting over 200 villagers with HIV via the reuse of unclean needles.

Lack of Alcohol Law and Drinking Age Leaves Cambodian Youths Vulnerable

On one of Phnom Penh’s many rooftop bars that overlook the Mekong and Tonle rivers, Tann Somethea and her friends were enjoying themselves on a recent evening with a few rounds of drinks, as they do several times per week.

‘Invisible’ pharmacists selling knock-off drugs: the rise of antibiotic resistance in Cambodia

Quack pharmacists in Cambodia are fuelling the rise of drug resistant bacteria by incorrectly peddling antibiotics, a study has found.

Five years after an HIV outbreak in a Cambodian commune, villagers feel forgotten

"No one pays attention. No one thinks about us."

Fake medicine giving ASEAN a headache

ASEAN’s reputation as a hub for fake medicine is nothing to sneeze at.

Saving Cambodia’s children from drug abuse

A youth group from Cambodia alongside Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC), recently revealed the results of a survey they conducted on children’s exposure to drugs in communities.

Unique Report Details Dermatological Progression and Effective Treatment of a Severe Jellyfish Sting

A detailed case report and comprehensive sequence of photographs in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by Elsevier, document the dermatological progression of a patient stung by a jellyfish off the coast of Cambodia.

Malaria breakthrough as scientists find ‘highly effective’ way to kill parasite

Drugs derived from Ivermectin, which makes human blood deadly to mosquitoes, could be available within two years.

Centre for mentally ill officially opened

Cambodia's first mental rehabilitation centre was formally opened in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district on Wednesday, with the government planning to build a specialist facility to house jailed minors.

Health minister attends ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting in Cambodia

Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has pledged Việt Nam’s commitment to implementing 2030 Sustainable Development Goals which aim at universal healthcare coverage while attending a meeting in Cambodia.

As the world warms up, Dengue could spread

Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places.

We need a prevention revolution to stop HIV: Eamonn Murphy

Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific, tells Sanchita Sharma why countries must retool programmes and focus on prevention, including scaling up pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-free persons at high risk of infection to end AIDS.

Cambodia: How volunteer work for UK nurses can be ‘life-changing’

Working alongside healthcare professionals in Cambodia is a “life-changing” experience, according to a group of UK nurses, who say it has also shaped their practice back home.

Affordable drugs and new treatment method save lives

Some 71 million people worldwide are infected with the hepatitis C virus. If left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and sometimes death.

Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia, Study Shows

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites which are carried by mosquitoes and spread through their blood-sucking bites.

Empty pockets and broken children

Ministries and child protection non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Cambodia recently established a joint-committee for the implementation of the Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children.

Drug-resistant malaria spreads in South-East Asia from Cambodia, Sanger Institute finds

Malaria that is resistant to two first line drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighbouring South-East Asian countries, researchers have discovered.

The Trouble With Cambodia’s Health System

The poor state of the country’s healthcare system remains a major issue.

Cambodian deputy PM visits construction site of China-funded medical building

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly on Tuesday visited the construction site of a new building at the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital here.

China-funded free-surgery program brings new hope to Cambodian children with heart disease

Sey Muoy, a Cambodian teenager from northwestern Battambang province, has returned to a healthy life after she had her congenital heart defects (CHD) remedied by Chinese surgeons last year.

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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen ‘Misreading’ EU as Withdrawal of Trade Preferences...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is wrong to assume the EU will stop at partial trade sanctions if he does not end a crackdown on voices critical of his government, observers said Wednesday, a week ahead of a planned return of tariffs to around one-fifth of Cambodian exports to the bloc.