Responding to emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases
AbstractThe paper outlines the growing burden of emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases in the South East Asia Region. To prevent the emergence of new vector-borne diseases and re-emergence of those already under control, it is essential to strengthen national vector control programmes. Regional guidelines and activities are in place to bring together to combat vector control against malaria, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya etc. Most Member countries of the SEA Region have in place appropriate surveillance system for the vector borne diseases which includes monitoring of drug resistance in the case of malaria and kala-azar. The WHO regional integrated vector control strategy has been developed. Global climate changes, emerging drug resistance and development of pediatric dengue vaccine etc. are the main challenges of the future. The WHO is playing a pivotal role in capacity building, advocacy, partnerships and operational research. The views and recommendations of the Meeting of the Advisory Committee (ACM) on this agenda item will be submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Responding to emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases. New Delhi : WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/126811
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العتيدة الجديدة للطوارئ الصحية: قوائم الأدوية والمعدات الطبية التي تكفي 10.000 شخص لمدة 3 أشهر تقريباً World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/DAP/90.1, 1997)