World Bank approves US$15mil for Cambodia’s pre-service education system for health professionals

The World Bank has approved a credit of US$15mil for Cambodia to strengthen pre-service education system for health professionals, said its press statement on Saturday (May 30).

The South-East Asian country faces a shortage of qualified health professionals, especially in the public sector, the statement said.

The kingdom has only 1.4 doctors and 9.5 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people, it said, adding that these ratios are significantly below the average of 9 doctors and 19 nurses per 10,000 people among low-and lower-middle income countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.

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