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Health indicators in Ratanakiri are the worst in Cambodia. Malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites, cholera, diarrhea, and vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles are endemic. Rattanakiri has Cambodia's highest rates of maternal and child mortality, with 22.9% of children dying before the age of five. Ratanakiri also has the country's highest rates of severe malnutrition. 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. The province has one referral hospital, 10 health centers, and 17 health posts. Medical equipment and supplies are minimal, and most health facilities are staffed by nurses or midwifes, who are often poorly trained and irregularly paid.
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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Six monks and 10 Buddhist followers were injured when a truck belonging to their pagoda overturned in Kampong Thom province on Wednesday.
Tem Chheng Lang, a police officer in Kampong Svay district, where the accident occurred, said yesterday 24 people had been aboard the truck when it collided with another truck. catched
The owner of a jewellery store in Ratanakkiri province is recovering from a head wound after armed burglars robbed him in broad daylight on Wednesday, police said. catched
The Cambodian economy’s severe lack of diversification could have unfavourable ramifications, resulting in higher food prices and increasing the gap between rich and poor, according to the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). catched