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Committee: World Health Organisation

Country: Japan

Topic: Measures to combat vector borne diseases in south-east Asia

Delegate: Szymon Knapiński

Japan fully understands the importance of combating mosquito-borne and water-borne diseases in South-East Asia and other Asian countries. Japan had already reduced malaria,  dengue and schistosomiasis incidence rate to 0%. In spite of satisfactory situation in the country, Japanese government feels that helping to eliminate vector-borne diseases in neighbouring countries is obligatory and crucial.

As mentioned earlier in the introduction, Japan is free from malaria and dengue, while schistosomiasis had been eradicated since 1996. Even t...