The Cambodian Minister of Labor and Vocational Training and the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia discussed moving toward prohibition or elimination of asbestos use in Cambodia from 2025.
Despite a new wave of COVID-19 spreading across Southeast Asia, progress is being made in APHEDA’s Eliminating Asbestos Diseases campaign in Cambodia.
The first asbestos awareness video in the Khmer language has been completed. It targets construction workers, a high exposure risk group in Cambodia.
After many years of campaigning, the global ban asbestos campaign has chalked up a significant win as the asbestos industry is forced to take a big hit in Asia.
Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2021: in Australia alone, we still experience an estimated 4000 deaths per year from asbestos related disease.