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Health Care in Ratanakiri Province

Health indicators in Ratanakiri are the worst in Cambodia.[1] Malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites, cholera, diarrhea, and vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles are endemic.[2][1] Rattanakiri has Cambodia's highest rates of maternal and child mortality,[2] with 22.9% of children dying before the age of five.[3] Ratanakiri also has the country's highest rates of severe malnutrition.[2] Ratanakiri residents' poor health can be attributed to a variety of factors, including poverty, physical remoteness, language and cultural barriers that prevent Khmer Loeu from obtaining medical care, poor infrastructure and access to water, lack of accountability in the medical community, and exacerbating environmental factors such as natural resource degradation, decreasing food production, and internal migration.[2][1] The province has one referral hospital, 10 health centers, and 17 health posts.[4] Medical equipment and supplies are minimal, and most health facilities are staffed by nurses or midwifes, who are often poorly trained and irregularly paid.

Health care in Cambodia

In Cambodia, about 85 percent of the population living in rural area and not having access to primary health care, among other basic services. To improve this situation, Cambodia's health care system is getting a boost through a program that contracts for better health service delivery in rural areas, which is already proving successful. The new country's health strategy 2008-2015 proposes to scale up contracting programs to reach more of the poor and further improve health care system performance, including independent monitoring and evaluation.

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Survey Launched to Find Source Of HIV's Spread in Battambang

Google News - Wed, 2014-12-24 01:07
On Tuesday, Masami Fujita, the World Health Organization's HIV team leader in Cambodia, said a survey of factors that may have helped the virus spread was under way. “The data collection started today,” Mr. Fujita said. “We are hoping to have the study ... catched

Cambodian doctor faces murder charge in heinous crime

Google News - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:22
An medical practitioner in Cambodia was charged with murder after he allegedly spread the HIV virus to more than 100 people, including children, in a remote village. Authorities say 53-year-old Yem Chhrin admitted to reusing syringes while treating ... catched

Unlicensed doctor held in Cambodia HIV outbreak

Google News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:12
PHNOM PENH – An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Yem Chhrin was ... catched




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