Key messages for primary care practitioners

  • If the patient is new to the UK explain to them how the NHS operates and discuss how this compares to the healthcare system they've been used to.
  • Screen all new entrants (including children) from this country for TB.
  • This country has an intermediate prevalence of hepatitis B. Consider screening for hepatitis B, particularly among those who have recently arrived.
  • This country has a considerably higher prevalence of hepatitis C than the UK.  Consider screening for hepatitis C.
  • There is a high risk of malaria in some areas of this country.
  • There is a high risk of typhoid infection in this country.
  • Ensure all patients are up to date with the UK immunisation schedule.
  • There is a high risk of anaemia in people from this country. Be alert to this possibility in recently arrived migrants, particularly for women and pre-school children, and test as clinically indicated.
  • Consider vitamin D deficiency in individuals who may be at risk as a result of their diet, skin colour or lack of sun exposure.
  • There is a high risk of vitamin A deficiency in this country.

Key Facts

Cambodia map

Map courtesy of
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

Country profiles

For a summary of key health indicators and health care please see
WHO Cambodia [external link]

For background information on the country, its government and its people please see

BBC Cambodia [external link]


World Factbook Cambodia [external link]


Khmer (official) 95%, French, English

See language interpretation


Buddhist 96.4%, Muslim 2.1%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (1998 census)


Migration to the UK

At the time of the 2001 Census there were almost 1,000 people from this country living in the UK.


*Source: World Factbook

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