Dengue fever is a viral infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Despite concerted dengue control programs, dengue fever remains a major public health challenge in Malaysia. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of 20 June 2015, there were 53,823 cases of dengue with 158 deaths reported in Malaysia in 2015. This is 34% higher compared to the same reporting period in 2014. In one specific period, from 14 to 20 June 2015, there were 2,348 cases of dengue reported, which was 8.6% higher than the number of cases reported in the previous week. Despite continuing efforts in fighting this disease, prevention and control efforts face many challenges and, to date, the approaches have largely been reactive.
This initiative aims to support proposals for collaborative projects that bring together experts from Malaysia and the United Kingdom to focus on commercialisation of dengue-related research and products in Malaysia.
This initiative aims to:
- support commercialisation of Dengue research between organisations from Malaysia and United Kingdom
- provide proactive solutions to Dengue outbreaks in Malaysia
- provide a platform for industry-academia commercialisation collaboration activities in Malaysia and United Kingdom
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