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World Dengue Day: join the movement now
Dengue fever is the world's fastest growing mosquito-borne disease, with up to half of the world's population at risk, no known cure and with the potential for causing extreme disability and even death. 

We are launching a global movement with the clear goal of reducing the burden of dengue around the world and devising ambitious action plans and collaborations to contribute to this fight - we would like you to be an important part of this. 

World Dengue Day would be an important rallying point for the numerous international and multisectoral efforts needed to control the spread of dengue and we will be presenting an Open Letter to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019 requesting the UN to ratify this. 

Find out more from patient voices, our 360° dengue thought leadership series and our petition for a World Dengue Day and join this global movement now! We would be very grateful if you could please take a moment to:

SIGN the petition for a World Dengue Day
FORWARD this petition to your networks so they can join too
SHARE your story of how dengue affects you or those close to you

Click here to add your name

to the Open Letter to the United Nations General Assembly 
requesting a World Dengue Day
360° dengue
Discover the latest thought leadership on the growing global dengue threat in our 360° dengue series:​ epidemiology • integrated disease surveillance • big data • R&D • diagnostics • vector control • WASH • climate change
Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai (Institut Pasteur) We catch up with Dr. Sakuntabhai on recent research looking at genetic susceptibility as a risk factor for contracting dengue and why not all populations are equally susceptible to infection.
The MENTOR Initiative: championing an integrated response to dengue outbreaks worldwide We hear from Benjamin Willis what it takes to tackle dengue outbreaks in some of the world's most challenging conditions.
Dr. Chin-Hui Yang (Taiwan CDC), Director of the Division of Acute Infectious Diseases at the Taiwan CDC, speaks about Taiwan's dengue prevention and outbreak management, and why establishing a World Dengue Day is essential.
IBM Health and the Taiwan CDC
In November 2016, IBM Health Corps and the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control partnered to help fight dengue fever through advanced modeling and design thinking techniques. Find out more in this video. 
Sustaining vaccines confidence in a post-truth era What are the challenges posed by misinformation about vaccination and how can these be overcome? At the recent ISNTD d³ conference on drug discovery, vaccines and diagnostics for tropical diseases, a panel discusses the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy with examples from several diseases including dengue.
Chronic shortage of funding thwarts Kenya’s dengue control efforts
Until an outbreak at the Kenyan coast, dengue fever had been a disease that scientists did not lose sleep about. A 2011 outbreak in Mandera, in Kenya’s North Eastern area, that left over 5,000 people infected shifted the conversation: scientists are now asking for funding for research and interventions. By Verah Okeyo.
Dengue in Europe: a disease of the tropics on the move? According to the World Health Organisation, over half of the world's population is at risk of dengue fever. But what are the chances for this tropical disease and its vectors to become established in European regions. Find out more in this article. 
Dengue Voices
Welcome to 'Dengue Voices', a series of very personal accounts from those affected by dengue, those supporting them and those working closely in the field of dengue. 

This month, we hear from patients Emma Harrison (UK) and Tiina Greig (Finland & Norway) who contracted dengue fever in South East Asia, with devastating consequences on their health and inspiring journeys to recovery. 
Emma Harrison (UK)
From a mosquito bite to learning to walk again
Tiina Greig (Finland & Norway)
The journey to overcoming sever dengue & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)

Are you a patient or closely affected by dengue either personally or professionally? Would you like to tell how dengue has affected you? Please get in touch and

share your story here or email 

forward this link to those you think would like to
sign the petition for a World Dengue Day and
sign up to our Monthly Global Newsletter
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