The Ministry of Health of Malaysia plans to expand its use of drone technology in state health departments across the nation in order to fight Aedes mosquitoes and control the Dengue epidemic. Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefli Ahmad has said that drones are highly effective for detecting mosquitoes, especially in hard-to-reach areas. He continued to say that, based on preliminary information, the allocation for the purchase of unmanned aircraft was to be sought through the Ministry through the provisions of the 2019 budget.
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The Ministry of Health of Malaysia plans to use more drones
"I admit that the use of dredges for the detection of Aedes mosquito breeding is something new and the device can be purchased at RM2020 per unit," the minister told Malai Mail.
"I am convinced that additional allocations for the Ministry of Health of the state health service will have to be able to afford drowns," he told reporters after serving Mega 2.0 Gotong-Roiong program to fight Aedes mosquitoes here today.
According to the minister, the decline in dengue and fatal Dengue cases is the result of an effort to increase public awareness of mosquito risk. The Ministry of Health of Malaysia also promotes precautionary measures that include communication with a program of impact on behavior (combi).
Not drones are used for the first time
Earlier this year, we reported on a different situation in Malaysia, where drunk drugs were used to track deforestation and monitor the mother's mother with malaria deep in the Malaysian forests. Especially in Borneo, there was an increase in the deadly "monkeys of monkeys", with a disorder accounting for 69% of all cases of malaria in Malaysia. With the help of donuts equipped with infrared cameras, researchers from the Monkei Bar project are able to better track monkeys through the forest and ultimately slow down the spread of the disease
Tanzania uses mosquito munitions
Drone fighters against malaria have been living up to mosquitoes in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Malaria affects over 200 million people a year and kills about 500,000 people. The illness is a long time in Tanzania's problem. During one of the latest anti-malaria campaigns, millions of bed nets have been distributed in the Subaharan region of Africa. The goal was to break the cycle of mosquitoes that bite infected people and become the carriers of the disease, infecting more people. Bed nets were very successful, reducing the number of infected people from 40% to less than 1% in some areas of Zanzibar. More…
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