World Health Day, April 7, 2014: Small Bites, Big Threats

Join La Leche League International (LLLI) and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in celebration of World Health Day 2014.

Vector-borne diseases are infectious diseases spread by intermediate organisms, such as insects and snails that transmit viruses, parasites, and bacteria to humans. These diseases cause a high burden of illness and death for individuals, their families, and communities, especially in poorer countries; they lead to school absenteeism, worsening of poverty, a negative impact on the economic productivity, high health costs and overloaded health systems in countries.

To view the full LLLI and WABA Joint Statement, please click here.

World Health Day theme at WHO website

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