World Health Day 2014: take simple measures to protect yourself from vector-borne diseases
10 March 2014 -- More than half of the world's population is at risk from vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. Yet, we can protect ourselves and our families by taking simple preventive measures, including vaccination. This infographic highlights a number of these.
25 February 2014 -- Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health – and that of your family - at home and when travelling. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day, 7 April, which highlights actions we can all take to protect ourselves from the serious diseases that these “vectors” can cause. Use these posters to help you prepare for your World Health Day activities.
31 October 2013 -- Vectors are small organisms such as mosquitoes, bugs, ticks and freshwater snails, that can carry disease from person to person and place to place. They can put our health at risk, at home and when we travel. The World Health Day 2014 campaign focuses on some of the main vectors and the diseases they cause and what we can all do to protect ourselves. Check the site regularly for tools and materials that will help you prepare for your World Health Day activities.
40% at risk40% of the world's population is at risk from dengue.Fact sheet on dengue
1.3 millionAn estimated 1.3 million new cases of leishmaniasis occur annually.Fact sheet on leishmaniasis