Please join us for an online dengue side event to mark the 75th United Nations General Assembly 
Register for the UNGA Dengue Side Event On the occasion of the 75th UN General Assembly, and to tie in with this year’s theme: “The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism”​the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases would like to invite you to join a wide range of partners for an online side event and discussions, against the backdrop of the COVID19 pandemic, looking at the global threat of dengue fever and vector-borne diseases, and the need to strengthen global cooperation in outbreak prevention and response: 
UNGA75 Dengue Side Event​”From local to global cooperation in dengue”
Thursday September 24th 2020
Four themes, from 12.00-18.45 UK time​Hosted by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases
  I would like to register for the UNGA Dengue Side Event Four sessions covering:
– Driving Innovation within Vector Control 
– Vector Control and WASH in the age of Covid19
– Climate Change – Impact to Dengue 
– Dengue,Vaccine Hesitancy and the case for rebuilding trust​With the participation of:
– Pr. Heidi Larson (LSHTM)
– Dr. Angus Thomson (UNICEF)
– Pr. Lulu Bravo / Dr. Usa Tiakorn
– Ministry of Health Philippines / National
Institutes of Health Philippines  
– Takeda Pharmaceutical
– Richard Allan (MENTOR Initiative)
– Corey Leclair (Medecins Sans Frontieres)
– Ashwaq Alnawazi (Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia)
– Ministry of Health Malaysia
– Dr. Somia Iqtadar (DEAG Punjab)
– Thomas Putzer (SC Johnson)
– Derric Nimmo (IVCC)
– Johns Hopkins University
– Dr. Rachel Lowe (LSHTM)
– Dr. Sadie Ryan (University of Florida)In 2019, the World Health Organisation listed dengue fever as one of 10 global health priorities for 2019. A global collective of patients, researchers, governments, healthcare professionals and advocates is growing worldwide, with the clear goal of reducing the burden of dengue around the world by devising ambitious action plans and collaborations to contribute to this fight against dengue. ​Despite half the world’s population being at risk, the global burden of dengue remains substantially underestimated with misdiagnosis affecting healthcare systems worldwide. In parallel, the Aedes mosquito which spreads dengue fever and other viruses is invading new habitats and regions at an alarming pace. Improved water and sanitation is essential in control these mosquitoes breeding opportunities. Global and multi-sectoral coordination across the fields of healthcare, vector control, WASH, community engagement and many more is urgently needed and a global movement for a World Dengue Day is gathering pace.