Consultation on Yaws Eradication
Date: 24–25 March 2014
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
The meeting will review progress made in 2013 in Ghana, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. It will also discuss scale-up of eradication activities in 2014.
18th review meeting of National Dracunculiasis
Date: 19–21 March 2014
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The meeting will review current epidemiological status and eradication efforts in countries where indigenous cases were reported in 2013 and the implication on bordering areas.
Surveillance and response in the countries in pre-certification stage for their eventual certification as dracunculiasis free will also be reviewed.
World Health Day 2014 – Vector-borne diseases
Date: 7 April 2014
Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another, causing serious diseases in human populations. Vector-borne diseases account for 17% of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases. The most deadly vector-borne disease, malaria, caused an estimated 627 000 deaths in 2012. For more information: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2014/about-diseases/en/index.html