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Table 2 The global burden of major vector-borne diseases and WHA resolutions for combating them

From: Integrated vector management: a critical strategy for combating vector-borne diseases in South Sudan

Disease DALYS (X 1000) WHA resolution number Title Year
Human African trypanosomiasis 3,700 WHA57.2 Control of human African trypanosomiasis 2004
Leishmaniasis 2,100 WHA60.13 Control of leishmaniasis 2007
Dracunculiasis   WHA64.16 Eradication of dracunculiasis 2011
Lymphatic filariasis 5,800 WHA50.29 Elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem 1997
Onchocerciasis 500 WHA62.1 Prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2009
Schistosomiasis 1,700–4,500 WHA54.19 Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections 2001
Malaria 45,000 WHA42.31 Control of disease vectors and pests 1989
WHA50.13 Promotion of chemical safety, with special attention to persistent organic pollutants 1997
Dengue 700 WHA55.17 Prevention and control of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever 2002