Publication launch: ADB-WHO's Managing Regional Public Goods for Health - Community Based Dengue Control

Event | 12 September 2013 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines


Larvae-eating guppy fish can help combat the spread of dengue, a mosquito-borne illness giving rise to hundreds of thousands of severe cases including 20,000 deaths worldwide every year, according to a trial study by the Governments of Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Health Organization (WHO). ADB and WHO launch the joint publication on dengue at an event organized by ADB's Health Community of Practice.

Target participants

Participation is open to all ADB staff and guests from WHO.

Resource speaker

Dr. Mark Jacobs, Director, Combating Communicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Western Pacific