Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar of Public Health and Education, ISPHE 2020, 22 July 2020, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Health Cadres in Fighting Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300302,
        author={Nur  Siyam and Dyah Mahendrasari Sukendra and Yunita Dyah Pustita Santik},
        title={Health Cadres in Fighting Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar of Public Health and Education, ISPHE 2020, 22 July 2020, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISPHE},
        year={2020},
        month={9},
        keywords={health cadres dhf knowledge attitude practice},
        doi={10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300302}
    }
    
  • Nur Siyam
    Dyah Mahendrasari Sukendra
    Yunita Dyah Pustita Santik
    Year: 2020
    Health Cadres in Fighting Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
    ISPHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300302
Nur Siyam1,*, Dyah Mahendrasari Sukendra1, Yunita Dyah Pustita Santik1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang
*Contact email: nursiyam@mail.unnes.ac.id

Abstract

The number of dengue fever in Semarang City has increased. Community em-powerment to realize a village that is able to combat DHF. The purpose to analyze the capacity of village health cadres in the fight against DHF. This type of re-search is descriptive study. The study was conducted in the endemic area of Semarang City. Data collection instruments are questionnaires and checklist sheets about knowledge and practices of cadres in the fight against DHF. The subject were thirty health cadres. The results showed that the average cadre knowledge value was 84.0%, the average attitude value was 80.8% and the DHF prevention and control practice was 82.5%. The suggestion to increase cadre ca-pacity to realize a village that is able to fight DHF. The community leaders and community participation needed to realize the cadre performance in order to reach the sustainability of the DHF eradication program launched by the government.