Vector-borne and parasitic diseases

WHO/Europe works for malaria elimination, surveillance and control of invasive vectors and re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases, control of leishmaniasis, control and prevention of soil-transmitted helminthiases, and promotion of the use of sustainable vector-control alternatives to persistent insecticides based on the principles of integrated vector management.

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Annual meeting of ministers to set health priorities in Europe

On 17 September 2018 in Rome, Italy, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region will gather for the annual WHO Regional Committee for Europe. At this year’s 68th session, participants will consider topics including a new strategy on men’s health, financial protection and an action plan to improve public health preparedness and response.

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The Ashgabat Statement

A commitment to action signed by the ministers of health of ten Member States

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50–100 million

WHO estimate of dengue infections worldwide every year


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