The Global Fund to Fight Malaria coordinated with the Phuoc Long town medical centre in southern Binh Phuoc province to provide locals with mosquito nets between March 10 and 11.

A total of 24,500 insecticide-treated bed nets were distributed to impoverished and ethnic minority households as well as other disadvantaged individuals in the town.

The charitable event was intended to reduce the number of malaria cases from mosquitoes, particularly during the upcoming rainy season, as part of a plan to fight malaria in 2015 sponsored by the Global Fund.

The National Target Programme on Healthcare has been effectively implemented by the province in recent years, particularly in communicable disease prevention with no recorded outbreaks.

Leprosy, poliomyelitis and neonatal tetanus have also been eliminated, significantly reducing the mortality rate of newborn babies and children under 5 years old in the locality.

Medical facilities and equipment have been substantially improved.-VNA