Malaria and Dengue
Malaria and dengue (dengue haemorrhagic fever) are caused by mosquito bites. Especially those living in remote mountainous ares and sleeping outdoors run the risk of getting bitten. Using an impregnated bednet or a good repellent makes all the difference. Boosting the knowledge about the disease and stimulating the use of bednets are the two most succesful ways of reducing the number of cases. Some forms of malaria still remain difficult to prevent, e.g. forest malaria.
Malaria and dengue, too, are poverty-related diseases and therefor the MCNV focuses on socio-economic development. Taking in account the traditional habits and habitat of the people the most effective approach can be selected. Understandable publicity about these diseases is a good way of helping the people protect themselves against mosquito bites.
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