Dengue fever is a global concern - we urge the United Nations to designate a World Dengue Day at its General Assembly in September 2019
Break Dengue (BD) and The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) have joined forces to advance a global collective, Dengue VOICE, with the clear goal of reducing the burden of dengue around the world and devising ambitious action plans and collaborations to contribute to the fight against dengue in communities and countries where dengue is a public health concern.
Dengue VOICE is made up of HCPs, NGOs, experts, prevention champions and advocates, all of us that share the vision, the knowledge and the experience to be the strongest VOICE against dengue.
As you know, effective advocacy needs to happen at the grass-roots level, and this Global Dengue VOICE is an important step towards the WHO objective of reducing dengue morbidity and mortality by 25% and 50% respectively, by 2020.
As an output from this year’s Dengue VOICE a letter will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in Sept 2019 – the letter is a consolidated request to create a World Dengue Day which will serve as a rallying point to connect and focus the dengue efforts worldwide.
Given the scale and scope of dengue we are all truly in this together and we need everyone to add their voice to our effort so that we can collectively build on this momentum to meet the WHO objective of reducing the burden of dengue.
To this end we urge you to join us in our commitment to taking action by adding your name and organisation to this petition letter and joining the Dengue VOICE collective.
Thank you for being a VOICE in the choir against dengue!