Fighting malaria in the remote reaches of Cambodia

A pilot program in western Cambodia is taking a coordinated, localized approach to decreasing cases of malaria in remote, hard to reach areas. The U.S.-funded program called the President’s Malaria Initiative operates on two levels: rapid detection and reporting as well as training and paying local residents to detect, treat, and educate their communities about the parasite. The hyper-local approach helps receive buy-in and trust from residents, who are often fearful of officials coming into their towns.

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