Resource Mobilization and Preparedness to Control Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Medan, North Sumatera


Novi Adriyanti, Ida Yustina, Zulfendri

 

Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Infectious diseases continuously emerge and/or reemerge, resulting in epidemics of varying sizes and scope. Infection preventionists un­der­take pre­paredness activities to ensure that the healthcare facilities and communities are well-prepared to recognize and respond to an infec­tious disease epidemic. Infec­tious disease epidemic preparedness is an ever-evolving process that add­res­ses the four principles of emergency ma­na­­gement: mitigation, preparedness, res­ponse, and recovery. This study ai­med to determine the relationship between re­source mobilization within com­munity and preparedness to control DHF.

Subjects and Method: A cross sectional study was carried out in Medan, North Su­matera. A sample of 100 household heads was selected for this study by ran­dom sampling. The dependent variable was preparedness to control DHF. The inde­pen­dent variable was resource mobilization within the community. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by chi-square with Odd Ratio (OR) as the measure of association.

Results: Preparedness to control DHF was positively associated with resource mobilization within the community (OR= 3.22; 95% CI= 1.32 to 7.85; p= 0.001).

Conclusion: Preparedness to control DHF is associated with resource mobilization within the community.

Keywords: dengue haemorrhagic fever, control, preparedness, resource mobilization

Correspondence: Novi Adriyanti. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera. Email: noviadriyanti94@gmail.com. Mobile: 085275762176

 

 

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