The health care sectors of Vietnam’s Central Highland province of Dak Lak and Cambodia s Mondulkiri province are coordinating to prevent malaria in the 2012-2013 dry season.

Health workers have sprayed anti-mosquito chemicals in border districts, including Dak Lak’s Ea Sup and Buon Don districts and Mondulkiri’s Koah Nheak and Pechanda districts. They also taught local people to use mosquito nets every day and soak mosquito nets in insecticide, while providing treatment for malaria patients.

Nearly 100,000 people in border districts of Dak Lak and Mondulkiri provinces are at high risk of malaria due to their mountainous location and people’s limited knowledge on malaria prevention.

In the past time, thanks to the close coordination and intensified prevention, the disease has been controlled, and the number of malaria cases has seen a sharp decline in the provinces.

This year, Dak Lak’s health care sector targets further decrease in the patient number, no death from malaria and no malaria epidemic breakout in the locality.-VNA