Phnom Penh’s accession to C/Can represents a major step forward in Cambodia’s work to improve access to better cancer care and reflects a national commitment to addressing the country’s growing cancer burden. Cambodia currently faces 15,000 new cases a year, with a particularly high rate of cervical cancer, but the partnership with C/Can will enable Phnom Penh to develop locally focused solutions that can be rolled out nationwide.
Why it matters
135.3Cancer incidence rate (per 100,000)
1.5 MPhnom Penh population
97Cancer mortality rate (per 100,000)
Needs and challenges in Phnom Pehn
A multidisciplinary technical committee of local experts and institutions is currently undertaking an analysis of the state of cancer care in the city and identifying essential priorities.
Joining C/Can represents a major step forward in our work to improve access to better cancer care and reflects a nationwide commitment to addressing our country’s growing cancer burden.
Professor Mam Bunheng
Minister of Health of Cambodia