S.C.A.O. in partnership with Rotary Club Phnom Penh has been distributing mosquito nets to the most vulnerable families in Som Roung and Pnea Pon Villages. This partnership has been taking place since 2013 and is an ongoing project.
What are the benefits of Mosquito Nets?
A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry. Examples include malaria, dengue fever, and various forms of encephalitis. To be effective the mesh of a mosquito net must be fine enough to exclude such insects without reducing visibility or air flow to unacceptable levels. The mosquito nets help to prevent disease, thus increasing the health of the local community. When people are healthy they are able to work more often and children attend school on a regular basis.
To date S.C.A.O., in partnership with Rotary Club Phnom Penh has distributed over 500 mosquito nets. This is a very low cost project that we will continue to implement long into the future.