2012 Sen Sok Malaria Campaign

With each rainy season, many areas of rural Cambodia turn into a haven for mosquitoes. As a result, dengue fever and malaria infection rates increase each year. The number of declared cases will peak around August and September, when daily rainfall is at its highest.

All families deserve a safety net…
Provide a sustainable job and source of income in villages by protecting a Cambodian family from malaria:


The recent emergence in Cambodia of a drug resistant malaria strain has raised significant concerns in the public health community. Infected villagers who can afford drugs still endure the symptoms and remain incapacitated by their condition. Entire families loose their scarce savings over increasingly ineffective medication, while their income is severely reduced.

But thanks to the Smach Sewing Center, the villagers of Sen Sok community have the means to prepare themselves against the increased risks of infection for the upcoming rainy season.

In its 2008 Malaria Report, the World Health Organization reported that the fight against malaria could to this day only be won through prevention rather than cure. Accordingly, the report calls for large treated mosquito nets giving campaigns in those areas where residents are both exposed and unable to buy a mosquito net.

The sewers of Smach are fully trained to manufacture family-sized mosquito nets treated with a WHO-compliant insect repellant. Those Long Lasting Impregnated Nets provide the first line of defense against mosquito borne diseases.

In addition to the nets manufactured by the Sewing Center initiative, the Public Health program also provides villagers with workshops on malaria and to care for the net.

Our goal is to sponsor 10,000 mosquito nets in order to protect all of the families living in Sen Sok community before the rainy season starts. By reaching our goal, over 50,000 individuals will be protected for the next two years.