Cambodia Needs More Assistance to Fight Against Helminths
AKP Phnom Penh, August 07, 2012 —
Cambodia needs more assistance to continue its helminths prevention program as the people’s knowledge on rural sanitation is still limited, Dr. Char Meng Chour, Director of the Cambodian National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control said.
The number of people who use latrines is very low, so they are usually infected by helminths, explained Dr. Char Meng Chour in a meeting with World Health Organization (WHO)’s officials and BISOHO Film International’s experts on Friday last week.
In 2011, only 26 percent of the total Cambodian population have latrines, he quoted a report of the Ministry of Planning. In 20 years, 50 percent of them are expected to have access to latrines, he added.
By LIM Nary