Global Vector Control Response

World Health Organization. 12/05/2016 This five-page report describes the vector-borne diseases that pose a major threat to the health of societies around the world, including malaria, dengue, Zika virus, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis. It details the draft Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030, which aims to support countries in mounting coherent and coordinated efforts to counter the increasing burden and threat of vector-borne diseases. (PDF)
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