Cambodia, WHO vow to further cooperate in improving country's public health

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) have vowed to further enhance cooperation in public health, said a Cambodian foreign ministry's news release on Sunday.

The commitment was made during a meeting between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sok Chenda Sophea and WHO Regional Director for Western Pacific Saia Ma'u Piukala here on Friday.

Chenda Sophea commended the WHO's efforts to advance global health and expressed deep appreciation for its continuous support and contributions to Cambodia's public health, the news release said.

The official said that Cambodia's focus is on improving the social health protection system, strengthening the capacity of primary medical services at health centers and district referral hospitals as well as improving service quality, it added.

"In this connection, he expressed Cambodia's commitment to further enhancing cooperation with the WHO to improve the health and well-being of Cambodian people," the news release said.

For his part, Piukala said he looked forward to continuing strong collaboration, reaffirming that the WHO stands ready to provide support to Cambodia based on the needs and context of the country, according to the news release.

Piukala also updated Chenda Sophea on the progress of the Cambodia-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2024-2028, which is at the final drafting stage. - Xinhua

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