Neglected tropical diseases

World Health Day 2014: small bite, big threat

07 April 2014 | Geneva


World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April 2014. The topic this year is vector-borne diseases. Out of the 17 diseases on its list, the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases prioritizes seven vector-borne diseases. These are dengue, Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis, the Leishmaniases, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis. Today, more than half of the world's population is at risk from vector-borne diseases.

Yet, we can protect ourselves and our families by changing our daily habits and through simple preventive measures. This visual representation of information summarizes a number of these measures

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