21 January 2013

Good News Cambodia (4) Malaria

'Malaria deaths dropped by half between 2011 and 2012- the most significant decline in recent decades, health officials have announced.'
~Phnom Penh Post, 21 January 2013

Thankfully, it is not just deaths from malaria that have fallen rapidly; confirmed cases of malaria appear to have dropped by as much as a third over the same period.

It would seem that the dispersal of free mosquito nets and free diagnosis, education, and treatment at the village level are the main reasons for this increasingly successful battle against malaria.

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