The ‘last mile’ of malaria elimination in Cambodia

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “The ‘last mile’ of malaria elimination in Cambodia” – below is their description.

The last pockets of malaria in Cambodia are found in rural and remote communities where access to malaria testing and treatment services can be difficult. As part of a new focalized aggressive approach, health workers like midwife Ly Kanha are taking on new roles to search for undetected cases in order to prevent, test for, and treat the disease.

This video was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Cambodia, National Center for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control, Provincial Health Department and Operational Districts of Kampong Speu, Cambodia.

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Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 square miles) in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion, and is practised by more than 97% of the population. Cambodia’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes.

The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953. The United Nations designates Cambodia as a least developed country.

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