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Association Of Southeast Asian Nations Recognizes Dengue Day

“Last week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional organization comprising 10 countries, celebrated Dengue Day …, an excellent way to raise awareness about the burden of dengue which infects [up to] 100 million people worldwide every year, three-quarters of them living in Asia and the Pacific,” Anupama Tantri and Anna Johnston with the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases write in the Global Network’s “End the Neglect” blog. “Just last week, corresponding with ASEAN’s Dengue Day, the Global Network released a new report [.pdf] titled, ‘Regional Health Cooperation to Achieve Equity and End the Burden of NTDs among ASEAN Member States,'” they continue, noting, “The report outlines recommendations and potential opportunities for ASEAN countries to work together and with the support of ASEAN partners such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea and the United States” (6/18).