Stories from the Field: Malaria Project in Laos

posted on: September 14, 2012

MALARIA IN LAOS 
Lao PDR is a country with a population of around 6 million people.  Most of these people live in hilly terrain and dense forests which makes them particularly vulnerable to Malaria carrying mosquitoes.  It is estimated that more than half of the population is at risk for contracting the disease.

image: WHO World Malaria Report 2011 – http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/country-profiles/profile_lao_en.pdf

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