Integrated Management Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control

Source
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

This document presents a management model aimed at strengthening national programs and thereby reducing the morbidity, mortality, and social and economic burden generated by dengue outbreaks and epidemics. In order to meet its objectives, the strategy seeks to modify individual and community behaviors and diminish the risk factors for transmission through coordinated measures inside and outside the health sector.

It also calls for the preparation and execution of integrated national and subnational plans that will make it possible to put together a sustainable national strategy designed by the authorities and experts of each country, with technical cooperation from GTI-dengue. These national and regional strategies should employ an integrated intersectoral and interprogrammatic approach, based on a new practice that makes it possible to evaluate activities and provide continuity for them with national resources.