Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Partnership for Dengue Control

Fighting dengue with an integrated approach to effectively and sustainably control the disease

Context

400 million infections each year, over 120 countries affected

Dengue is the most prevalent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus in the world. The incidence of this major public health threat is growing at an alarming rate with a 40-fold increase in the number of infections over the past 50 years.

Objectives

The Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC) is a unique global alliance of international health agencies, dengue specialists and leaders in public health, hosted by Fondation Mérieux.

Established in 2013, its goal is to contribute to the elimination of dengue as a major public health threat in developing and emerging countries and to promote the development and implementation of integrated interventions to effectively and sustainably control the disease. This approach includes a diverse array of prevention tools, both those available today and those expected on the market in the next 5 years: vaccines, antiviral drugs, insecticides, new diagnostic and surveillance techniques as well as innovative mosquito control.

Partners

PDC’s activities are developed in collaboration and synergy with international dengue control stakeholders.

Funding partners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sanofi Pasteur, Takeda, Bayer, GSK, bioMérieux

Operating partners: Fondation Mérieux, Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Sabin Vaccine Institute

PDC partners

Methodology

PDC acts as a catalyzer for the scientific and public health community working in the field of dengue. It brings together the main stakeholders to discuss key issues for the elimination of dengue.

PDC works at two levels:

  • Developing and monitoring a research agenda aimed at implementing an integrated approach.

  • Officializing and disseminating consistent information about dengue and its control.

Achievements

PDC has created 8 working groups that act as think tanks on different areas that must be addressed to control dengue virus.

These groups determine the topics to be discussed during PDC scientific workshops, which convene leading experts in the fight against dengue. The results and conclusions of each workshop are made available in open-access reports or in scientific publications.

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