Other TitlesReport of an informal expert consultation SEARO, New Delhi, 7-8 April 2014
AbstractVector-borne diseases (VBD), account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. Their burden and economic impact continue to be very high. In the WHO South-East Asia Region, the VBD of public health importance are malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis and kala-azar. On the occasion of the World Health Day 2014, an informal consultation with experts on VBD was organized at SEARO, New Delhi on 7 and 8 April 2014. More than 20 experts across different specialties in medicine and public health in the Region attended the meeting and deliberated on various aspects of VBD including their situation and impact, drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, emergence and spread of drug resistance, social determinants, intercountry cooperation, health in all policies and research priorities. After detailed discussions, the consultation made a set of recommendations to WHO as well as the Member countries.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Vector-borne diseases. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206531