Start Your Morning With a Cup of Coffee and an Ounce of Dengue Prevention
- A new awareness campaign from Sanofi Pasteur and Ya Kun Kaya Toast aims to bring talk of dengue prevention to the table -

Singapore – June 15, 2017 – Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, today launched the ‘Be A Wall Against Dengue’ disease education campaign in Singapore, part of the company’s continued efforts in working with local communities to raise awareness to dengue prevention. For this campaign, Sanofi Pasteur is joining forces with Ya Kun Kaya Toast, a homegrown café chain that will be hosting a series of dengue prevention events at its branches throughout the country from now to July 15, 2017, a crucial time in the year when Singapore enters the traditional peak dengue season.

“Sanofi Pasteur has a long-standing history of providing educational campaigns for the general public to increase awareness to disease prevention. In Singapore, we know that although people are aware of dengue, they often are less sure about what they can do to prevent this disease from impacting them personally. By partnering with Ya Kun Kaya, we hope to engage people to talk about dengue prevention together and motivate each other to take action,” said Baptiste de Clarens, General Manager of Sanofi Pasteur for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.

“Dengue is a disease that everyone can help to prevent in Singapore and we saw the ‘Be A Wall Against Dengue’ campaign as a good way of supporting this. We have always been passionate about bringing the community together over good toast and coffee, and hope our patrons will appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how they can fight dengue,” said Mr Jesher Loi, Director, Branding and Market Development, Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

Dengue is an unpredictable disease – one cannot predict who will develop severe dengue also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be life threatening. Dengue can significantly impact people’s lives resulting in time away from work and school, in some case leading to months of residual fatigue and hospitalization, along with significant individual healthcare costs. The greatest number of dengue cases occurs in adolescents and young adults who represent a highly mobile and social segment of the community. However, dengue can affect anyone regardless of health, age, lifestyle or social class and it can strike the same individual more than once with the second infection often being more severe.1

In Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a cumulative total of 13,115 dengue cases in 2016, a 16% year-on-year increase over the total of 11,298 cases reported in 2015.2,3 As at 16 May this year, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has recorded a cumulative total of 998 reported cases of dengue.4

Members of the public who are interested to find out more about what to do to lower the risk or burden of dengue in the community are encouraged to visit the following sites or participate in these upcoming events:

  • Social media: Follow and like this campaign via Facebook www.facebook.com/wallagainstdengueSG
  • ‘Be A Wall Against Dengue’ will run from June 15 to July 14, 2017, at various Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets (please see below)
STORE OPENING HOURS (first 100) DATES
Suntec City [Central] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Thursday 15th June to Wednesday 21st June 2017)5 working days
Far East Plaza[Central] 7:30am – 10:00pm (From Friday 16th June to Thursday 22nd June 2017) 5 working days
Ng Teng Fong [West] 7:30am–7:00pm (From Friday 16th June to Thursday 22nd June 2017) 5 working days
Orchard Central [Central] 11:00am–9:00pm (From Friday 16th June to Thursday 22nd June 2017) 5 working days
Parkway Parade [East] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Friday 16th June to Thursday 22nd June 2017) 5 working days
Bugis Junction [Central] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017) 5 working days
Causeway Point [North] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017) 5 working days
Changi City Point [East] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017) 5 working days
The Central [Central] 7:00am–10:00pm (From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017) 5 working days
Jurong Point [West] 7:30am–10:30pm (From Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017) 5 working days
Ion Orchard [Central] 7:30am – 10:00pm (From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July 2017) 5 working days
Paragon [Central] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July 2017) 5 working days
Compass One [North East] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July 2017) 5 working days
Junction 8 [North] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July 2017) 5 working days
Raffles City [Central] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July 2017) 5 working days
HDB Hub [North] 7:30am–10:30pm (From Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017) 5 working days
White Sands [East] 8:00am–10:00pm (From Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017) 5 working days
Jem [West] 7:30am–10:00pm (From Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017) 5 working days
Far East Square [Central] 7:30am–7:00pm (From Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017) 5 working days
Northpoint [North] 7:30am–10:30pm (From Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017) 5 working days

About Sanofi

Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi is organized into five global business units: Diabetes and 3/3 Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and Consumer Healthcare. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur provides a portfolio of high quality vaccines that matches its areas of expertise and meets public-health demand. The company’s heritage, to create vaccinesthat protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development. For more information, please visit: www.sanofipasteur.com


[1] World Health Organisation. Dengue: Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control 2009

[2] Singapore Ministry of Health. Diseases and Conditions: Dengue. Available at: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/D/Dengue/Quarterly%20Dengue%20Surveillance%20D ata%20(Oct_Dec_16)_final.pdf. Accessed 14 March, 2017

[3] Singapore Ministry of Health. Communicable Diseases Surveillance in Singapore 2015. Available at: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Publications/Reports/2016/Vector%20Borne-Zoonotic%20Diseases.pdf. Accessed 14 March, 2017.

[4] National Environment Agency (NEA). Dengue 2017 http://www.nea.gov.sg/public-health/dengue. Accessed 17 May, 2017