Family Empowerment to Prevent Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in Dataran Tinggi, Binjai, Sumatera Utara
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- Aedes aegypti, DHF, family empowerment
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is an infectious disease and has been endemic to many areas in Indonesia. Its cases have increased rapidly every year. This research focused on the family empowerment to prevent DHF. It was a qualitative-exploratory research by doing in-depth interviews, observation and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) involving 25 informants. It is found that there are 3 (three) main concerns obtained through observation and in-depth interview, they are: 1) The participation of family in eradication of mosquito larvae, 2) The breeding sites of Aedes aegypti, and 3) The information about DHF. In addition, there are 3 (three) main problems discovered by performing FGD, namely: 1) Population density 2) Less awareness of the society, 3) Lack of community participation. Moreover, the training for health volunteers can enhance their knowledge about DHF and giving counseling to the family also can be an alternative to empower the family's participation. It shows that problems related DHF demands appropriate and quick actions. Therefore, the people, the local government and Health Department must work together and support each other to prevent DHF by empowering the families and health volunteers.
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TY - CONF AU - Nurmaini Nurmaini AU - Namora Lumongga Lubis PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Family Empowerment to Prevent Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) in Dataran Tinggi, Binjai, Sumatera Utara BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 320 EP - 323 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.62 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.62 ID - Nurmaini2016/12 ER -