Health Education

Health education is very important in achieving community participation. It is a long-term process to achieve human behavioral change, and thus should be carried out on a continuous basis. Even though countries may have limited resources, health education should be given priority in endemic areas and in areas at high risk for DHF. Health education is conducted through the different channels of personal communication, group educational activities, and mass media. Health education can be implemented by women’s groups, school teachers, formal and informal community leaders, and health workers. Health education efforts should be intensified before the period of dengue transmission as one of the components of social mobilization. Th\e main target groups are school children and women.