Exactly one year after the launch of Dengue Day, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterate their call on all sectors of society to unite against the disease. Dengue remains a serious public health threat, with the Asia Pacific Region bearing 75% of the current global disease burden. ASEAN has the highest number of dengue infections in the Asia-Pacific and this has significant impact on the socio-economic status of the Member States.
This year’s theme, “ASEAN unity for a dengue-free community”, reflects the need for all to work together and find innovative ways to improve regional cooperation as one community to fight dengue. ASEAN Member States are holding simultaneous activities to raise awareness on dengue and to mobilize resources for prevention and control involving not only health sector, but also private and public sector stakeholders.
Representatives of ASEAN and international partners also gathered in Yangon, Myanmar, on 14 June for the Second Regional Celebration of ASEAN Dengue Day and to demonstrate the Region’s commitment in tackling this disease.
To see the “Action Against Dengue” video,
To see the “Action Against Dengue” posters, please click here.
To see the “Yangon Call for Action on Combating Dengue” publication,