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8-Dengue Mitigation

dengue mitigationMortality from Dengue fever reached extreme numbers across South East Asia in 2007. The number of cases in Cambodia was in excess of 35,000 children with over 350 deaths.

A Cambodian study in 2006 showed that 80% of the dengue fever mosquito vector (Aedes Aegypti) breeding sites are in traditional household water storage jars and that there are in excess of 12 million jars in use in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the WHO, has been working on a mitigation project involving the breeding and keeping of fish in these household jars to eat the mosquito larvae. This project run by Ministry of Health identified Poecilia reticulata (guppy or seven coloured fish) as a local fish species which is most suitable for consuming mosquito larvae at all stages as well as living and breeding in the confines of a household water storage jar.

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the WHO, has been working on a mitigation project involving the breeding and keeping of fish in these household jars to eat the mosquito larvae. This project run by Ministry of Health identified Poecilia reticulata (guppy or seven coloured fish) as a local fish species which is most suitable for consuming mosquito larvae at all stages as well as living and breeding in the confines of a household water storage jar.

Based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Health report �A sustainable, community-based dengue vector control model: distribution of larvivorous fish (Poecilia reticulate)�, this project seeks to build on that experience as well as engage school children in expanding and maintaining the program through school fish breeding and distribution.

Goal

To reduce the breeding of Aedes Aegypti in domestic rain water storage jars by 80%.

Objectives

Objective 1: To empower children to be proactive in minimizing the risk of the spread of Dengue Fever through primary school fish breeding and distribution systems.

Objective 2: To promote the use of appropriate mosquito breeding prevention methods for small household rainwater storage jars

Target Area

The project was undertaken in four communes in Saang District, Kandal Province.

 

CommuneVillageHouseHoldSchoolHealth center
Khbob 10 2 0 1
Ta Lun 9 2 0 1
Travey Sla 9 3 0 1
Svay Prateal 9 3 0 1
Total 37 4 0 4

 

 

Household Case Study 1- District of Koh Tom, Kandal province.

Household Case Study 2 - District of Svay Ampir, Kandal province.

School Case Study 1- District of Krakor, Pursat province.

School Case Study 2 - District of Tuek Phos, Kampong Chhnang province.

Health Centre Case Study - District of Kampong Trach, Kampot province.

Training Case Study - Tonle Sap Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program.