Experts in Dengue Control Form New Alliance to Bridge Vaccine and Vector Approaches and Expand Efforts to Zika and other Aedes-Transmitted Diseases

Mexico City, Mexico – August 31, 2016 – Today, four leading institutions at the forefront of dengue prevention and control—the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) of the Johns Hopkins University, the Partnership for Dengue Control Foundation (PDC) and the Sabin Vaccine Institute—announced a new global alliance to integrate approaches to fight dengue and other Aedes-transmitted diseases under one strategic umbrella. Named the Global Dengue and Aedes-transmitted Diseases Consortium (GDAC), this new partnership will expand its expertise in dengue to other Aedes-transmitted diseases including Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever, responding to the urgent need for coordination in the currently fragmented efforts to control the diseases transmitted by one of the world's most dangerous animals—the Aedes mosquito.

By the Dengue Vaccine Initiative

International efforts to improve dengue communication and advocacy have increased over the last years, as dengue becomes one of the fastest spreading vector-borne diseases.

Statement by the Dengue Vaccine Initiative on the Philippines Regulatory Approval of Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine, Dengvaxia®

December 22, 2015 — The Philippines yesterday became the first Asian country to approve Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia®, marking the second time in less than one month that a dengue vaccine has been licensed for use in a country.

Regional Dengue Symposium Addresses Today’s Challenges in Dengue Control

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — November 3, 2015 — More than one hundred public health experts and stakeholders gathered today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the First Regional Dengue Symposium, led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI).