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ASEAN Members Sign New Action Plan To Fight Dengue

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday as part of an event marking ASEAN Dengue Day signed a new action plan aimed at fighting dengue in the region, the Jakarta Post reports. The Jakarta Call for Action on the Control and Prevention of Dengue “calls upon stakeholders in the region to strengthen regional cooperation on dengue prevention, to combat the disease in sustainable ways, and promote inter-sectoral collaboration,” the newspaper writes (6/15).

In related news, Inter Press Service reports on Sri Lanka’s efforts to fight dengue (Perera, 6/16).