Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Primary healthcare booster framework put on table

Primary healthcare booster framework put on table

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Health minister Mam Bun Heng led a meeting to discuss Primary Health Care Booster Implementation Framework (PHC-BIF) with some 100 participants in attendance on September 2. MOH

Primary healthcare booster framework put on table

The Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders on September 2 held a meeting to discuss Primary Health Care Booster Implementation Framework (PHC-BIF), aimed to strengthen healthcare resilience and promote a change of behaviour toward a healthy lifestyle.

The meeting was led by minister Mam Bun Heng with some 100 participants in attendance. Bun Heng thanked the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their strong support in the drafting and development of this framework.

Bun Heng said the ministry's health strategy phase 4 for 2023-30 is being finalised, with healthcare resilience and universal health coverage the main focus.

To that end, primary healthcare is a key element that must be taken into account, Bun Heng said, adding that pushing for primary healthcare implementation is an effective measure to achieve universal health coverage and sustainable development.

The implementation of the PHC-BIF framework will include the provision of primary health services closer to the people, especially the poor and vulnerable.

The minister told participants to provide input based on the priority areas as determined by the ministry to make this framework applicable in rural and remote areas in the future.


  • Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

    Cambodia's Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in

  • Famed US collector family return artefacts to Cambodia

    In the latest repatriation of ancient artefacts from the US, a total of 33 pieces of Khmer cultural heritage will soon return home, according to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. In a September 12 press statement, it said the US Attorney’s Office for the

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • Kampot curfew imposed to curb ‘gang’ violence

    Kampot provincial police have announced measures to contain a recent spike in antisocial behaviour by “unruly’ youth. Officials say the province has been plagued by recent violence among so-called “gang members”, who often fight with weapons such as knives and machetes. Several social observers have

  • PM outlines plans to discuss trade, policy during US visit

    Prime Minister Hun Manet is set to meet with senior US officials and business leaders during his upcoming visit to the US for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), scheduled for September 20. While addressing nearly 20,000 workers in Kampong Speu province, Manet said he aims to affirm

  • Manet touches down in Beijing for high-level meetings

    Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived in Beijing on September 14 for his first official visit to China, where he is slated to attend the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and meet other leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping. Upon his arrival, Manet laid a wreath at the Monument