In collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Kao will distribute 80,000 units of the product and will donate 6.5 million Thai baht in total to the Ministry. In addition, the project will comprehensively raise awareness of Dengue fever and promote demonstration and research activities.
As vectors for various diseases that infect people, mosquitoes are said to kill more people than any other creature on earth. Dengue fever is one infectious disease spread by mosquitoes and has long been a problem in societies throughout Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The effects of global warming are also contributing to the spread of Dengue fever around the world.
Each year in Thailand, large numbers of people are infected with Dengue. The disease has been a longstanding social problem, as most cases of severe Dengue hemorrhagic fever occur in children and can cause death. The number of infections has also been trending higher in recent years.
An app provides information about Dengue fever risks
In June 2021, Kao Industrial launched a joint project with the Department of Disease Control of Thailand Ministry of Public Health, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center and Amata Corporation PCL, with the goal of reducing the spread of Dengue fever.
Together with its partners and the local community, Kao Industrial and partners plan to conduct a range of activities, including a campaign to raise awareness of Dengue fever, as well as to improve the system to appropriately treat waste to reduce the presence of mosquito larvae.
Additionally, a mobile app will provide up-to-date information related to Dengue fever. This app provides real-time information about Dengue fever cases and risks in addition to health information updates including, for example, the Dengue fever infection risk and the heat index in their current location or a selected area.