Minor 217 : Global environmental change and health

S6 | Urban environment, infectious disease transmission and control programmes: the example of dengue in Asian cities

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm

Session Outline

  • Introduction on dengue transmission and urban environment
  • The case of Delhi
  • The case of Bangkok
  • Rethinking dengue prevention and control programmes in urban settings
  • Conclusion

Learning Objectives

  • Assess and discuss vector-borne disease transmission in complex urban environments
  • Demonstrate the importance of spatial scales in analyzing the interplay between environmental changes and infectious disease transmission
  • Assess and discuss the role of local-scale human interventions in the transmission of dengue


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