(KPL) The Vientiane Capital Health Department
(VHD) last Thursday held a discussion on mobilising community participation in dengue
fever prevention and control in Vientiane Capital.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief of
Xaysettha District, Mr Bounping Panyasith, Deputy Director Department of the
Vientiane Capital Education and Sports, and relevant officials.
Last year, over 5,300 people were infected with dengue
fever, of whom 10 people died, according to Director of the Vientiane Capital
Health Department, Dr Phonepaserth Anouphom.
This meeting aims to mobilise communities to take
part in a dengue prevention campaign by destroying its mosquito larvae-borne