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VN marks ASEAN Day of Dengue Fever

VGP - Việt Nam has displayed its response to ASEAN’s efforts to fight dengue fever via a meeting in Cần Thơ City on June 15, which saw the participation of 500 delegates from the World Health Organization (WHO), embassies, and representatives from ASEAN countries.

06/16/2011 21:05

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Bá Thủy told the delegates that the Vietnamese Government has considered dengue fever prevention and fight as one of its key national healthcare programs.

On the occasion, a WHO representative called on people in Southeast Asia to be more aware of dengue fever prevention and fight.

The WHO official also urged the people to turn their actions from preparedness into readiness, strengthen joint cooperation and combine activities to effectively deal with the disease.

The meeting was then followed by a delegates’ parade in Ninh Kiều District, during which they also distributed leaflets to raise public awareness about dengue fever prevention and fight.

By Ngọc Vân