12 Aug 2010

Fiji launches plan to strengthen response to dengue

7:13 pm on 12 August 2010

The Fiji interim Government's Health Minister, Neil Sharma, says urgent action is needed to combat dengue fever.

He has launched a Dengue Strategic Plan in response to what he says is the increasing threat from dengue in Fiji, and to comply with international health regulations.

Fiji last had a major outbreak of dengue in 2008 but an epidemic 12 years ago affected an estimated 24 thousand people.

Dr. Sharma says the plan will strengthen the country's response.