The Dengue Strategic Plan for the Asia Pacific Region
The Dengue Strategic Plan for the Asia Pacific Region (2008–2015) is a crucial strategic document to guide response towards dengue threat in two regions which bears 70% of dengue global burden. With the globalization and cross border nature of dengue, the Strategic Plan is fundamental to build collaboration and partnerships among countries, in line with International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. The evidence-based interventions and the use of best practices are outlined to assist countries to enhance their outbreak preparedness and response, and limit dengue epidemics through effective prevention and control. The Strategic Plan should be implemented in harmony with the Strategic Framework for the Asia Pacific Dengue Partnership (APDP), and used as road map to achieve the goal of reversing the trend of dengue in these vital regions.