26 March, 2010

WHO, MoH Join A/H1N1 Campaign

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health on Wednes-day together announced to Phnom Penh residents a campaign to prevent A/H1N1.

MoH Minister Mam Bunheng said “Cambodia will focus on patients infected by A/H1N1 and try to prevent transmission in the provinces.”

Only six of Cambodia’s 566 cases of A/H1N1 have resulted in a fatality, he added.
Pregnant women, infants less than 6 months old and those at risk from lung disease are to be immunized.

Pieter Vanmaare, WHO Cambodia representative, said that in the nine months since A/H1N1 broke out in Mexico, the disease has spread globally.

“The factories tried to produce vaccine to prevent the disease, because they saw all the victims who infected non-stop for the death soon,” the WHO’s representative said.
The World Health Organization announced that we all must responsible to join together to against the A/H1N1, especially in developing countries.
Cambodia needs at least 1.5 million doses of the A/H1N1 vaccine, but the WHO has given only 300,000 doses.

The health minister said Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang and Kandal provinces will be the first to receive vaccines. The vaccination campaign will run from May to June and include all provinces.
Source by DAP News


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