The Frontlines of Malaria: An End to the Battle with Malaria? | Impatient OptimistsPosted: October 17, 2011
Travel to Cambodia on Impatient Optimists with John Murphy, a senior writer here at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who recently returned from this region of the world. This is the last of John’s posts, “The Frontlines of Malaria,” bringing us the real stories of women, men, and children affected by malaria, as well as health workers, working to prevent, treat, and end malaria.
TA SANH, Cambodia — At first glance, Ta Sanh Health Center near the Thai border does not appear to be much of a success. There’s no running water or dependable supply of electricity. Lab technicians huddle near the windows to capture enough light to examine slides under their microscopes. Basic medicines are often running low.
But this small medical outpost has witnessed a dramatic turnaround in its battle with malaria.