Regional update: Cambodia

M. P. Deva, R. D'Souza, S. Sundram

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Cambodia is a developing south-east Asian country located in the fertile Mekong delta. Its recent past has been complicated by European colonialism and internal conflict. Health including mental health services are limited and sparse in regional and rural areas. Very constrained public mental health facilities and services are hampered by a shortage of a skilled workforce and insufficient training programs. The recent formation of the Mental Health Association of Cambodia promises to be a positive step forward in promoting mental health throughout the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-121
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cambodia
  • Mental health services
  • Workforce

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