ISSP [2024] : Investigating Preventative Strategies to Reduce Malaria Outbreaks in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Thailand is currently facing a critical malaria outbreak, and one such region is in Prachuap Khiri Khan, where a combination of malarial transmission factors, including the migration of plantation workers, is contributing to the surge in cases. In collaboration with the Raks Thai Foundation, we aim to design and propose strategies to reduce malaria amongst those living within the targeted area by March of 2024. We spoke with relevant officials and authorities to gather information on the current situation. We carried out focus group meetings, observational studies, and interviews with a combination of 28 locals, migrant workers, volunteers, and school staff. As a result, we identified the flaws within the current malaria strategies and proposed workshop activities that will walk the locals through various innovations and products in combating malaria, while ensuring a community-focused and sustainable approach.