A workshop was held in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on June 24 to review a survey on migration fluctuation and malaria prevention for migrants in the locality.

The event was organised by the World Health Organisation, the International Organisation for Migration, the Ho Chi Minh City’s Institute of Malaria and Parasitology and the provincial Centre for Preventing Malaria.

Survey results collected by the research group on malaria and parasitic diseases in Bu Dang, Bu Gia Map and Bu Dop districts showed increasing migration fluctuation, especially in border areas.

The number of migrants in Binh Phuoc accounts for one-third of the country’s total migrant population, who are mainly seasonal labourers.

Experts said the number of people suffering from malaria is on the rise as is migration.

Occupational characteristics, living and working environments and unhealthy lifestyles have led to a surge of malaria cases in the country with 1,058 cases recorded in the first six months of this year.

At the workshop, participants in charge of malaria prevention in researched areas in Binh Phuoc shared difficulties in running communication campaigns and providing healthcare services to local migrants, especially in remote areas.

They asked the research group to design more effective measures to better manage and communicate.-VNA