BCC material is extremely important to reinforce malaria messages among high risk population after getting face to face education. In another word, it is useful for raising malaria awareness of people who stay at the remote areas where there is a limited accessing to mass media. The pictures show the interest of people who were reading the malaria pamphlets for better understanding on malaria, October 2013,Banplaeng Moo 6 Nongtakong sub-district Pongnamron district Chanthaburi. See more activities photos on CAP-Malaria facebook page
The Cambodian National Malaria Control Program, Provincial-Districts teams, and stakeholders organized a workshop, November 07, 2013, in Ratanakiri province drafting a comprehensive annual operational plan (AOP-2014). 33 participants from National Malaria Control Program and Provincial Health Departments, operational districts,hospital andselected health centers of Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri and SteungTrengwere invited and actively participated in the workshop. In addition, NGOs partners were invited to take part in the workshop, too. It was quite worthwhile and a lot of inputs from all participants and related stakeholders. See more activities photos on CAP-Malaria facebook page
CAP-Malaria conducted LLINs distribution in Moe Kyauk Kyi Twin Village,Toungup (TaungGoke) Township,Rakhine State on September, 2013. While distributing the LLINs to the targeted population, malaria health education session was performed, that allowed them to understand the key malaria messages, particularly about proper use of the LLIN. In addition, BCC materials were also distributed including the leaflet promoting the LLIN use message. See more activities photos on CAP-Malaria facebook page
The Cambodian National Malaria Control Program, Provincial-Districts teams, and stakeholders organized a workshop, October 9, 2013, in Siem Reap province to draft a comprehensive annual operational plan (AOP-2014). 30 participants from health centers, hospitals, operational districts, provincial health departments of Siem Reap, BanteayMeanchey & OddarMeancheywere invited and actively participated in the workshop. It was quite constructive and a lot of inputs from all participants and related stakeholders. See more activities photo on CAP-Malaria facebook page:
The United States has successfully worked with the Thai Ministry of Public Health for decades to control malaria in Thailand and the Greater Mekong region. With U.S. financial and technical inputs, Thailand has dramatically reduced malaria cases.
As reforms stimulate economic growth in Burma, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) managed by URC in collaboration with Save the Children and Kenan Institute Asia, is creating new partnerships with companies to control the spread of malaria.
In recognition of World Malaria Day, the CAP-Malaria project has uploaded a new photo album to their facebook page including snapshots of URC's work through the USAID funded Malaria Control in Cambodia (MCC) project, which ended in 2011, and the CAP-Malaria project. Visit the CAP-Malaria facebook page.
World Malaria Day 2013: URC's CAP-Malaria Program Takes an Unconventional Approach to Malaria Control in the Mekong
Traditional malaria control interventions are unlikely to be effective in fully eliminating malaria, reports an April article in the Lancet: "As countries reduce their malaria burdens, strategies that address the changing epidemiology, entomology, and anthropology need to be developed, validated, and adopted." One area on the verge of eliminating malaria is the Greater Mekong sub-region. which has seen a rapid drop in malaria cases during recent decades.