A health worker is instructing malaria prevention measures to locals (Photo: VNA)
 

Kon Tum (VNA) – A communications campaign for World Malaria Prevention Day (April 25) was launched in Ngoc Hoi district in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on April 25.

Themed “End malaria for good”, the event was co-organised by the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Quy Nhon (IMPE-QN), the World Health Organisation and the provincial Health Department.

IMPE-QN pointed out measures to prevent malaria, including enhancing the quality of vector-controlling measures and treatment of malaria patients in severely-hit areas.

It also suggested strengthening the control of malaria patients through grassroots medical networks and the quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment at all levels, among others.

The launching ceremony was followed by a march along main streets and residential areas to raise public awareness of malaria prevention and anti-malarial drugs resistance.

With efforts of department and agencies at all level, Kon Tum province has seen a decrease in the number of malaria cases while there were no deaths recorded in the locality over the past five years. 

Meanwhile, the Central and Central Highlands region in general recorded two deaths of malaria in 2016 and is facing high risks of epidemic resurgence, especially in remote and border areas. - VNA