Phuket

Anti-malaria campaign launched

PA KHLOK: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) today launched an anti-malaria campaign at the football field in Pa Khlok.

Officers from the PPHO, local villagers, teachers and students, as well as volunteers and members of the Pa Khlok Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor), joined forces to clear up places where standing water would allow mosquitoes to breed, and fumigated areas to kill adult mosquitoes.

As part of the campaign’s aim of educating people about malaria, a quiz contest was held about the disease.

Panya Sumphaorat, Chief Administrative Officer of Pa Khlok OrBorTor, said, “Pa Khlok people realize the dangers that mosquitoes bring, and came up with the idea of starting this campaign.”

Dr Somchai Pinyopornpanich, Deputy Director of the Bangkok-based Department of Disease Control, said, “Pa Khlok is a malaria risk area this year because of the tsunami, but I am confident that this campaign will kill mosquitoes and keep local people and tourists safe from malaria.”

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