Remarkable Health Achievements for 2017 Outlined

Cambodia has achieved remarkable outcomes in promoting health care services among children and mothers, including pregnant women.

The achievements were highlighted here yesterday by the Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng during the ministry's annual reflection and planning exercise.

According to the minister, child deliveries by traditional birth attendant have declined to 1,128 in 2017 from 2,472 in 2015, and about 85 percent of child deliveries in 2017 happened at heath establishments.

Throughout 2017, almost 77 percent of pregnant women underwent the fourth heath check before the delivery, and around 59 percent accessing proper health care for two weeks after their deliveries.

Almost 91 percent of children aged under one year received complete vaccinations, added H.E. Mam Bunheng.

Toward 2018, the Ministry of Health has put under its priorities the expansion of equity fund to support poor families, and the effective and quality of patient and victim transferring systems across the country.

The said achievements owed significantly to increased health service facilities in Cambodia, including 1,190 health centres, 119 health posts and 117 referral hospitals (nine national hospitals, 24 capital and provincial referral hospitals, and 84 district referral hospitals).

Taking the opportunity, the health minister also urged all his line officials to continue working hard, particularly in ensuring quality and ethical health care services.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press