Cambodia: Pharmaceutical Business Opportunities

Pharmaceutical business is one the fast growing business in Cambodia. With ~13% year-on-year growing, this business field interested so many pharmaceutical companies both local and multinational pharmaceutical companies.

But at the end of the day, not all of those companies are successes in this field. A few multinational companies have made a very good growing in this business field.

Below is some of my observation in term of business opportunity for this field based on disease areas:

1. Infectious diseases: This is the fastest growing area. There’re so many companies that doing business with antibiotic from amoxicillin to quinolones or even broader antibiotic. Non all of them success since price is the most competing strategies and method that most of those company using right now to gain the market share and increase the revenue.

But however, if you plan to step into pharmaceutical business in Cambodia, antibiotic should be the one that you need to explore first. The opportunity is there, but the information and approach will be different. Just explore and create your most fit approach to this area.

2. Respiratory diseases: This area including asthmatic diseases and other respiratory tract infection such as sinusitis etc. Cambodia is developing country and the respiratory track infection is the most common if compare to other disease. Dirty roads, bad environment, people are not much care about their living environment. Those could be a big opportunity. The biggest barrier of this business field is that not so many Cambodian people are really understand the important of using respiratory tract infection while they have any problem. They compromised the risk and possible complications of that disease. You might need to invest more in generating their awareness to drive their needs of respirator tract infection agent.

3. Diabetes, Hypertension: With the improving of economic and living style, Cambodian people are facing huge challenges ahead of their future. Diabetes and hypertension are increasing it proportion among Cambodian people. In the next 5-10 years Cambodian people need a better care of diabetes and hypertension. Invest in this disease awareness now will bring you a brighter future.

4. Cancer diseases: The world is changing and the nature of disease in Cambodia also changing from day to day, year to year as well. Cancer is the most fear disease among Cambodian people. Once they diagnosed with cancer they willing to pay with any price to get treatment. Better cancer treatment agent is the most needed.


Why You Should Not Worry About HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS has been known for decades and it is the disease that everyone always worry of. But these past decade, another threats becoming bigger concerns compare to HIV/AIDS. So what is it and why we should just worry about HIV/AIDS anymore?

HIV/AIDS is the disease that cause by HIV virus. If it is causes by virus that’s mean we will have strategies to prevent from getting infected from it. And yes, that’s right because HIV virus can be prevented by using condom anytime you intended to have sexual activities with other girls who is not your wife or who’s just one night lover. So there is nothing we should be worried about HIS/AIDS if you are well protected yourself. So what else you should be worry of?

There are a lot of diseases which you could never prevented, such as cancer, diabetes or hypertension.

Nearly 100% of cancer disease that we cannot be prevented, except cervical cancer. Cancers are now getting bigger and bigger concerns for everyone not just at developed world but also at developing world as Cambodia like well. Cancer we cannot prevented and it is a silent killers because the moment that we know we got cancer, it’s almost late stage and the death is coming to us. Hope in the next decades when sciences is getting strong more, scientist could found another ways to help us secured from cancer disease but that hope will be a miracle.

Diabetes is another disease that we should be worry after cancer. People loves themselves and they try to get themselves what’s best but unfortunately their eating behavior just killing them. When people are getting richer and the things become more affordable, bad eating behavior just helps the boost the speed of diabetes almost double.

People should have think how protect themselves from those diseases not just worry about HIVE/AIDS.

Eating Disease

People eating for living. We eating because we are hungry, we want to live and we need energy to do some tasks.

10 years ago, eating behavior in Cambodia are so traditional. We eat for living day by day. We rarely to care which food should I get today, which meal should I prepare for my family today. We barely to have those kind of questions at that time. But what we have is what do I have for eat today? This mean, we don’t have much choice for eating because our economic was very poor and difficult that time.

But it is changing now in Cambodia. A few years earlier, many restaurants are opening with good service and high quality of food. People are enjoying their eating. Now we have KFC, Master Suki Soup, Pizza World, Pizza Company, BBWorld….

People are enjoying their eating without thinking anything. They think eating is no harm, but in fact, they are underestimating eating. More Cambodian people are over weight, more hypertension disease occurring, more diabetes disease, more strokes so on so forth are happening everyday single day of our life.

Why would those diseases happen? Because they eat anything they see, they eat anything without anything thinking and they like to show their big-fat-belly because they think big belly means they’re wealthy and rich. But they are wrong, they are killing themselves with their own money then.

Eating, now in Cambodia become a disease already and there is no medicine for treatment this disease at all. PLEASE BE MORE CAREFUL WITH THE FOOD YOU’RE EATING