Pearl’s photograph – Combating malaria with long-lasting insecticidal nets portrays a woman, Manu, attending a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) event in her local village in remote Cambodia. Many of the local people in her village work in the forests and have had malaria sometime in their lives.
The villagers know the importance of LLINs for the prevention of mosquito-borne disease. In Cambodia, the nationwide LLIN programme was initiated to ensure these nets are distributed to local communities, such as farms and plantations in malaria-endemic zones, as identified by local district and health-centre staff. In these communities, the provision of LLINs matters because they can help save lives.