Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Japanese start free medic care

Japanese start free medic care

Japanese start free medic care

A Japanese medical team has announced the start of a three-year project to provide

free health care to Cambodians, launched in memory of a U.N. Volunteer from Japan,

killed in April.

Atsuhito Nakata, 25, was fatally shot by an unknown assailant on Apr. 8 while helping

to organize the elections.

One doctor, two nurses, two pharmacists and an interpreter will make up the Atsuhito

Nakata Memorial Japan Volunteer Medical Team.

Cambodia has only one doctor for every 27,000 people, compared to Japan's one doctor

for every 609 people.

The volunteers are to be replaced every three months. The first group will work in

Phnom Penh and others will gradually spread out to the provinces. - AP

Skin Care

The Cosmestic Center, which claims to be Cambodia's first retail outlet for quality

cosmetics, skin care items and toiletries, has opened a branch at No. 171C, Street

63, Phnom Penh.

Too Many 20s

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Cambodia has moved to new offices at House 20, Street

370, Sangkat Beng Keng Kong, Phnom Penh. VSO warns visitors to be aware that there

are three House 20s in Street 370.

Friends Move

The American Friends Service Committee has moved to new premises at House 30,

Street 352, Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

The U.S. Chief of Mission Charles Twining handed over $5,000 worth of U.S. reference

works and textbooks to Phnom Penh University's library.

MOST VIEWED

  • WHO: Covid in Cambodia goes into new phase

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia said that Cambodia has reached a new phase of the pandemic with “decreasing case numbers, high vaccination coverage and a more transmissible circulating variant threatening a hidden surge”. In a press release on September 6, the WHO said that

  • 'Pursue your goals, reach out to me': Young diplomat tapped as envoy to South Korea

    Chring Botum Rangsay was a secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation before being designated as the new Cambodian ambassador to South Korea. According to her official CV published on the foreign ministry’s website, she started her first government

  • Purging Sihanoukville’s past with a new masterplan

    Amid illicit activities, haphazard development and abandoned projects, the coastal city of Sihanouk province needs a reset to move forward. A new masterplan might be the answer to shake off its seemingly mucky image to become the Shenzhen of the south Gun toting, shootouts, police

  • International air visitor arrivals dip 93%

    The number of foreign tourists entering Cambodia through the Kingdom’s three international airports witnessed a sharp 92.5 per cent year-on-year decline in the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The airports handled 51,729 international tourists in the January-July period versus

  • School reopening ‘offers model for other sectors’

    World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said school reopening process should be used as a role model for reopening other sectors currently mothballed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Li strongly supports the government’s decision to reopen schools, saying it is a decision

  • Covid jab drive for 6-11 age group to begin Sept 17

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has permitted Covid-19 vaccinations for over 1.8 million children aged 6-11 across the country from September 17 in order for them to return to school after a long hiatus. Hun Sen also hinted that vaccinations for the 3-6 age group will follow in