In the courtyard of a health centre in Managua, Nicaragua, a mother and daughter share a supportive smile. Their expressions convey joy and confidence.
Panama/Geneva, 27 September 2019 –-As dengue spreads rapidly across Central America, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is scaling up emergency assistance to help countries contain the mosquito borne viral disea …
Manila/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 26 July 2019 – Urgent action is needed to contain a dengue outbreak in the Philippines as cases continue to soar and an unprecedented nationwide emergency alert is issued, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cr …
More than a month of heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Kenya, triggering floods that have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people.
In the last few months, Pakistan has seen a rise in dengue cases, with over 166,000 cases reported nationwide, and 395 deaths, making this the worst dengue epidemic in the country’s history.
Since early this year, Vietnam has seen over 100,000 reported dengue fever cases which killed 26 people. Over 76,800 people have been hospitalized, an increase of 42 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
Will Carter introduces Katy Eves, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Programmes Manager, The MENTOR Initiative, about the challenges of dealing with vector-borne diseases, which could potentially affect 2.5 billion people in 100 countries.
Kuala Lumpur / Colombo / Geneva, 24 July 2017 — As the number of dengue cases tops 100,000 in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are rapidly scaling up emergency as …
Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.