The IFRC is confident it will see similar programs from other National Societies. “We’re advocating for our National Societies to sit with partners in their countries and look at what they are doing now, how they could improve and how they need to move forward,” shared Amanda. At Break Dengue, we anticipate many more conversations derived from World Health Day 2014 and the IFRC advocacy, conversations that will help us all understand how big the problem really is and how big an impact it is really having… conversations that will see governments, partners, health workers, communities, and donors working together to combat this easily preventable – yet extremely painful, costly and disruptive – disease. From the interest that’s already been generated, we know great things can happen.
Volunteers reaching out to locals. Image courtesy of the IFRC