International Arbovirus Summit | Indonesia 2024

Brazil and Indonesia to host Arbovirus Summit

Kura Kura Bali, 22-23 April 2024

Indonesia's Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin and Brazil's Minister of Health, Dr. Nísia Trindade Lima are convening a three-day summit to gather policy makers, experts in global health and leading researchers of arboviruses, to respond to the significant increase in incidences of mosquito-borne diseases across the globe.

Following the recent spike in cases of Dengue virus infections across South America and Southeast Asia, the Arbovirus Summit discusses the urgent need to strengthen integrated arbovirus surveillance and management.

"The Arbovirus Summit not only tackles the timely need to address climate amplified diseases,
but marks a transformative moment in charting the course against arboviruses"

- Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Health, Indonesia

Held at the recently inaugurated GISAID Academy, the Summit will showcase innovations in vector control strategies, breakthroughs in vaccine development and explore the implementation of global genomic surveillance of arbovirus as a tool for monitoring the effectiveness of intervention strategies as well as viral spread and evolution. The GISAID Academy is located on the idyllic United in Diversity campus on the Island of Bali and committed to the Balinese philosophy of life Tri Hita Karana the three ways to happiness or harmony.