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Medical education and training

One million free cannabis plants handed out from next month: Anutin

From June 9, people in Thailand will be able to grow “as many cannabis plants” as they like in their own homes, according to Anutin. The cannabis grown must be of medical grade and used for medicinal purposes only. Official registration is not required for growing ...

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Can Tho University to train 150 doctors in unpopular fields for Mekong Delta

The Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) aims to train 150 doctors in uncommon medical fields, including tuberculosis, leprosy, psychiatry, forensic science and surgery, for the Mekong Delta in this academic year, according to the university’s rector Nguyen Trung Kien. Keep reading ...

Nursing students happy with govt’s deal

The Nursing University Student’s Union got most of what they had demanded from the government after negotiating with the Ministry of Health and Sports last week. NUSU member Ma Kay Khine Tun said 80 percent of what they wanted was agreed by the ministry following ...

Antibiotics prescribed ‘blindly’, doctors admit

Cambodian physicians, by their own admission, routinely prescribe antibiotics “inappropriately” based on habit and poor hygiene rather than evidence of an infection, a new study has found. The article, published by peer-reviewed science site BioMed Central last week, included research gleaned from focus group discussions ...

Building a medical system without a foundation?

Among Cambodia’s 11 registered medical schools, many lack basic resources for hands-on training – including cadavers. As a result, instructors, doctors and students worry about the future of the profession in a country already distrustful of its health care system. In 2014, the University of Health ...

Health ministry vows to improve after complaint

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health has said it will work to improve the qualifications of medical professionals and review the treatment and delivery of care for children in the country in response to a request in an open letter by Dr Beat Richner, founder of the ...

Vietnam doctors train Cambodians in hematopoietic stem cell transplant

The Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital has begun a training course in hematopoietic stem cell transplant for Cambodia’s Calmette Hospital. Dr Sok Sothea of Calmette said a team of three doctors, two nurses and a technician would attend the five-month course that has ...

Ministry lowers quota for students of health science

The University of Health Sciences, health science colleges and public health schools around the country will be accepting 1,178 students into their programmes this year in line with the quota approved by the Ministry of Health. This year the quota set has decreased compared to the ...

Minister dismisses lawmaker’s HIV concerns

Cambodia’s Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on 9 March that he was unconcerned by a letter sent to him by the head of the National Assembly’s health commission last month concerning a spate of recently discovered HIV cases in Kandal province. Keep reading ...

Overuse of antibiotics killing Thais at high rate

Up to 38,000 Thais could be dying from antibiotic-resistant bacteria annually because of overprescription and the prevalence of the drugs in food and the water supply, research has found. Drug System Monitoring Mechanism Development Centre manager Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee said her research found Thailand had a worryingly high ...

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