Health Check: Headscarf to fight malaria
The fields of Cambodia, close to the Thai border, used to be littered with landmines. Now there is another deadly hazard - malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
For Health Check, Guy Delauney has been to see how the Malaria Consortium are now trialling the use of traditional Khmer scarves - or kroma - impregnated with long-lasting insecticides, to put off the biting insects.
Those who are infected with malaria must get the right treatment to avoid drug-resistant strains from spreading. So the World Health Organisation is helping to set up local networks of village malaria workers in places like Andong Phi which used to be a Khmer Rouge stronghold.
A farmer has been trained to diagnose the disease - and prescribe the correct treatment - so that new cases are being spotted and cured much more quickly.