Healthcare Scenario of Cambodia


Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in any healthcare venture in Cambodia? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in Government, Private diagnostic centers that are available in Cambodia? Are you looking to find out which part of the of the city’s is best to venture in or what all facilities are available and what all should be planned for new setup? In this article Hospaccx Healthcare Consultancy has mapped all on major players in terms of medical facilities and healthcare scenario in Cambodia.


Cambodia or Kampuchea, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practised by approximately 95 percent of the population.

Population Mix


(Source-FocusEconomis- 2016) 2018 and 2020 are estimated.

  • The garment industry represents the largest portion of Cambodia’s manufacturing sector, accounting for 80% of the country’s exports.
  • The tourism industry is the country’s second-greatest source of hard currencyafter the textile industry.
  • Agriculture is the traditional mainstay of the Cambodian economy.

Major Corporate in Cambodia

Growth Plans of Cambodia

Second Ring Road – Phnom Penh  

The second ring road is reportedly costing USD72 million and links Russian Boulevard to National Road No.2. Currently under construction, the road is expected to be finished by 2019.

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway 

The expressway will connect the capital to the coastal province of Sihanoukville and will stretch 190km long and 25m wide with two lanes. Ground breaking on the USD1.9 billion project will soon get under way now working discussions are complete and following the signing of the agreement for the project implementation.

 National Road No.5 expansion

The National Road No.5 expansion will link the outskirts of Phnom Penh at Prek Kdam to the rice bowl of Battambang province. The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has already put in the bid for the four-lane expansion.

Railway Stretch to Phnom Penh International Airport (PPIA)

Developed by local conglomerate the Royal Group, a 10-km railway linking the city to PPIA, is expected to be finished in 2018. Upon completion, it will take 15 – 20 minutes to travel from within the city to the airport.

Railway line linking Cambodia and Thailand

The rail line, located in Banteay Meanchey province and linking Serei Saophoan to Poipet and Thailand, is being upgraded. The international connection between Cambodia and Thailand’s metre-gauge railway networks, pledged by both countries’ prime ministers in 2015, is set for completion in November 2018.

Deep-sea port in Sihanouk 

The deep-sea port is reportedly costing USD200m. The container terminal expansion is aimed at addressing a surge in the volume of containers passing through the country. The terminal facility will be 14.5m deep and work on the expansion is to be ready by 2022.

Healthcare Scenario of Cambodia

Distribution of Healthcare Infrastructure

 (2018 and 2022 are estimated)

Healthcare Expenditure (2014)

Ministry of Health (MOH) in Cambodia has been taking the leading role in improving the health of the people.

The quality of health in Cambodia is rising along with its growing economy.

The Cambodian population and healthcare system struggles with many of the diseases common to the Tropics, in particular in rural areas. Malnutrition of children has long been a major problem. Inequality in health care persists between people of different socioeconomic backgrounds, most prominently contrasted between the rural and urban population.

In 2015, 61% of the total health expenditure had been estimated to be provided by out-of-pocket payments. In 2017, there are only 0.7 hospital beds per 1000 people.

Dual Burden of disease refers to the prevalence of both infectious and chronic disease in each population.

Medical Tourism

The country has all what it takes to attract medical tourists looking for traditional medical procedures and wellness, luxurious health experiences.

There are plenty of medical facilities in cities like Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville. The prices are even lower than most countries in the region.

Healthcare Market

Approximately half of Cambodians rely on traditional medicine, but the rapidly growing pharmaceutical industry indicates a trend away from such treatments. In 2015, the pharmaceutical market in Cambodia was valued at $255 million compared to $215 million in 2011. In Cambodia, there are about 2,000 registered pharmacies and 10 medical equipment and/or pharmaceutical manufacturers, so there is large number of unmet medical needs. Imported drugs account for over 60% of the pharmaceutical market, and locals highly prefer Western drugs and devices due to their higher quality. Currently, the Ministry of Health is the largest purchaser of medical supplies.

List of Medical Colleges in Cambodia

1.University of Health Sciences

It was established in 1946.

2.National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

It is a governmental organization in the Ministry of Health, Cambodia. The institute was officially recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia in October 1997 as a successor to the National Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology.

3.University of Puthisastra (UP) 

It is a private university in Phnom PenhCambodia, established in 2007.

4.University of Cambodia (UC)

Established in 2003,is a leading private university located on Northbridge Road in Sen Sok District, Phnom PenhKingdom of Cambodia.

List of Hospitals in Cambodia

1.Royal Angkor International Hospital (RAH)

Established in 2007, RAH is registered as Angkor Pisith Company Limited, it is the cooperation between Cambodia and Thai investors.

2.Sen Sok International University Hospital

The hospital houses 250 beds capacity and is the first International level hospital, run by the highly skilled and well experienced Physicians and Surgeons.

3.Calmette Hospital 

250 bed capacity, located on Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh, is a public hospital managed by Ministry of Health and funded by the Cambodian and French governments.

4.Central Hospital

It is well known to be Cambodia’s first modern private hospital with international standard. It is a multi-specialty hospital with 80 beds, 2 operation theatres, and modern intensive care facilities.

5.First Centre Polyclinic 

Established in 1997, is strategically located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. First Centre Polyclinic also operates 3 other branches in Sihanoukville & Koh Kong Province.

6.Sihanouk Hospital Centre of HOPE (SHCH)

It is 15 bedded, was established in 1996. It is one of the leading non-governmental hospitals in Cambodia

List of Single Speciality Hospitals in Cambodia

1.Angkor Hospital for Children

Established in 1999, is an independent, non-profit paediatric healthcare organisation located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, have been officially recognized as one of Cambodia’s few paediatric teaching hospitals.

2.Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital

Established in 2012, opened its outpatient department and started to train young medical professionals.

3.World Mate Emergency Hospital

Established in 1998, is 109 bedded hospital.

4.Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital

Established in 2011. The hospital is the venue by which to treat women in desperate need of gynecological medical care.

5.Cambodia Royal fertility genetic hospital (RFG) 

Hospital has approved by Cambodia’s ministry of health and Commerce, which is invested by China Company Operated high-end Medical centre by using Assisted Reproductive Technical.

6.V.I.P Sorphear Maternity Hospital

It is one of Phnom Penh’s most outstanding maternity hospitals.

7.Khema clinic – Khema Clinic & Maternity

Established in 2012 in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork area. It is one of Phnom Penh’s leading private clinics offering comprehensive, high quality and affordable care to the city’s residents.

List of Diagnostic Centres in Cambodia

  1. Phnom Penh Diagnostic
  2. RV Diagnostic Centre
  3. UDC – Ultrasound Diagnostic Centre


The country has shown positive growth in the health of the population i.e. decreases in maternal and child mortality rates. Though the Cambodia continues to grow and develop, medical needs are unmet, hence gives numerous opportunities.

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