Malaria Prevention: Singing for Community Health

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Health education through music: In eastern Burma malaria accounts for nearly half of all deaths, with a disproportionate impact on children and pregnant women.

The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) holds hundreds of community education events in eastern Burma's displaced and conflict-affected communities — where Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly kind of malaria, is endemic — to teach villagers about prevention and treatment. Click on the audio link below to hear KDHW's multi-talented health workers sing the song they wrote about the most effective way to combat malaria: prevent it from happening in the first place!

(Lyrics translated from Karen)

Malaria infection
In our Karen land
to avoid it
prevention is the best...

To sleep in mosquito net
and clean around the house
will breath fresh air
energy and health

Protected children
from insect bite
to creating
Healthy village.

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The Malaria Prevention Song