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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Countries commit to keep Europe malaria-free

Countries in the WHO European Region at risk of malaria reintroduction – the same countries that signed the 2005 Tashkent Declaration – have reaffirmed their commitment to keep the Region malaria-free.

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Tashkent Declaration: “The Move from Malaria Control to Elimination” (2005)

A commitment to action signed by the ministers of health from nine countries

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50–100 million

WHO estimate of dengue infections worldwide every year


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