USAID’s CAP-Malaria Strengthens Capacity to Eliminate Malaria in Sampov Loun Operational District, Cambodia

USAID’s CAP-Malaria Strengthens Capacity to Eliminate Malaria in Sampov Loun Operational District, Cambodia

The Mekong region has made considerable progress in reducing the burden of malaria. Between 1990 and 2012, annual malaria deaths dropped by 95% and the number of confirmed cases declined by 60%. However, progress has been uneven. Viet Nam, Thailand, and Yunnan Province in China have made the most progress in reducing the burden of malaria. While malaria control in Cambodia and Lao PDR has improved, malaria incidence continues to be high.   Malaria control in the region is challenged by high internal and cross-border migration due to economic opportunities. Mobile and migrant workers often lack access to health services available to the general population as many live and...

World Malaria Day 2014 – Thailand

World Malaria Day 2014 – Thailand

World Malaria Day 2014 –The PMI/USAID Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) project co-organized Malaria Day events targeted villages in Thailand and Cambodia during April and May 2014, and in Burma during June 2014. In Thailand, Malaria Day event is a locally driven activity where PMI/USAID CAP-M project together with local implementing partners organized Malaria-focused activities in selected villages throughout the month of April.  These commemorative Malaria Day events serve to promote awareness among local officials and remind residents of the existing malaria risks in the local communities in a friendly atmosphere.  The activitiesaim to mobilize community to participate...

BCC Materials for Malaria High Risk Population in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

BCC Materials for Malaria High Risk Population in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

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

Malaria health education for cross-border Cambodian migrant worker

Malaria health education for cross-border Cambodian migrant worker

  The areas along the Thai-Cambodia border have been found as the place where malaria drug resistance firstly emerged. The spreading of malaria resistant parasites is the hot issue which has been debated. Regarding to this, the dynamic movement of cross-border migrant workers strongly associated with the issue because they are the prospective parasite carriers. Contributing to overcome this concern, CAP-Malaria has taken for granted working with partners and counterparts to educate cross-border migrants though various communication channels. The picture shows the malaria education to Cambodian migrant workers activity performed byVector Borne Disease Unit staff using flipchart developed by...

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