Photo of the Week: Malaria Testing in Poor and Remote Areas

Posted on: 07 September 2012 | Photo of the Week

This child is one of 105 villagers being tested for malaria during a mass blood survey in a village in Central Kalimantan. The village is located near a gold mine, and the miners, who are more susceptible to malaria because they sleep in tents close to the jungle, risk spreading the disease to nearby communities. Global Fund-financed efforts to control malaria in this region of Indonesia include testing and treatment as well distribution of insecticide-treated nets for prevention.

Copyright: The Global Fund / John Rae

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