Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases programme

Dengue and arbo-viral diseases

WHO supports targeting Aedes mosquito larvae through Integrated Vector Management in Cambodia

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WHO provided technical assistance and supporting Malaria Consortium to piloting a project on integrated vector management to assess the effectiveness of various control strategies to prevent the transmission of dengue. The study was conducted in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia and was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UK aid from the UK government.

10 facts you should know about dengue

Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes , 75% of the affected population lives in Asia.

This photo story features the disease, its challenges and the Western Pacific Regional Office actions to tackle it.

External quality assessment for arbovirus diagnostics, 2013-2016:mproving laboratory quality over the years

Arboviruses continue to pose serious public health threats in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region. As such, laboratories need to be equipped for their accurate detection. In 2011, to ensure test proficiency, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific piloted an external quality assessment (EQA) programme for arbovirus diagnostics.

By 2016, it had grown into a global programme including 25 laboratories from 19 countries, territories and areas in the Region.

WHO vows to support Member States to combat the growing threat of vector-borne diseases in the Region; advocates for healthy environment

MANILA, 11 OCTOBER 2016 - In light of the continuing transmission of malaria and the recent spread and increase in cases of dengue, Zika and chikungunya, the sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific today established stronger measures and recommendations to help Member States address the threats posed by these diseases.

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75%of the population affected by dengue lives in the Asia Pacific region

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375,000Suspected cases in the Western Pacific Region (2016)


3.2 millionCases across the Americas, South-East Asia and Western Pacific Region (2015)