- Social mobilization, social marketing, IEC, and COMBI
- Commitment to COMBI Planning

Fifteen steps of COMBI Planning for dengue prevention and control

Step 1. Assemble a multidisciplinary planning team
Step 2. State preliminary behavioural objectives
Step 3. Plan and conduct formative research
Step 4. Invite feedback on formative research
Step 5. Analyse, prioritize, and finalize behavioural objectives
Step 6. Segment target groups
Step 7. Develop your strategy
Step 8. Pre-test behaviours, messages, and materials
Step 9. Establish a monitoring system
Step 10. Strengthen staff skills
Step 11. Set up systems to manage and share information
Step 12. Structure your programme
Step 13. Write a Strategic Implementation Plan
Step 14. Determine your budget
Step 15. Conduct a pilot test and revise your Strategic Implementation Plan
1. URGES Member States:
(1) to advocate increased commitment and allocation of additional human and other resources for improved and sustained prevention and control efforts and for strengthened research;

(2) to build and strengthen the capacity of health systems for management, surveillance, prevention, control and management of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever;

(3) to strengthen the capacity of diagnostic laboratories, taking into account the fundamental importance of laboratory diagnosis to confirm etiology and to strengthen clinical and epidemiological surveillance for dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever;

(4) to promote active intersectoral partnerships involving international, regional, national and local agencies, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, the private sector, community and civic organizations;

(5) to pursue, encourage and support the development, application, evaluation and research of new and improved tools and strategies for prevention and control of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever;

(6) to strengthen health measures at borders for vector control and opportunities for diagnosis and treatment in order to optimize regional resources;

2. URGES other specialized agencies, bodies and programmes of the United Nations system,bilateral development agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other concerned groups to increase their cooperation in dengue fever prevention and control, through both continued support for
general health and social development and specific support to national and international prevention and control programmes, including emergency control;

3. REQUESTS the Director-General:

(1) to develop further and support implementation of the global strategy for prevention and control of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever through integrated environmental management;

(2) to continue to seek resources for advocacy and research on improved and new tools and methods for dengue fever prevention and control and their application;

(3) to study the need for and feasibility of incorporating the surveillance and research of other arthropod-borne viral infections, such as Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, and other emerging diseases, in the surveillance system for dengue haemorrhagic fever;

(4) to mobilize financial resources to be spent on vector control and research into vaccines.