World Health Day - Vector-borne diseases

7 Apr 2014

World Health Day 
World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The topic for 2014 is vector-borne diseases.
 ECDC's roleIn 2014 ECDC joins the World Health Day initiative to raise awareness about its work on vector-borne diseases and disease vectors. Working in partnership with WHO and EFSA and drawing on its extensive work and expertise in the area, ECDC will mark World Health Day 2014, with a focus on:
1) disease vectors;
2) emerging vector-borne diseases, i.e. ‘neglected / tropical diseases’, such as malaria, chikungunya, dengue.
 Read more on vector-borne disease:ECDC emerging and vector-borne disease programme