Assessment and Filling of Gaps of the Anti-Dengue Program in the Philippines


Dengue outbreaks have claimed lives of Filipinos. It has no specific treatment yet but can be prevented and controlled. The Philippine Department of Health is continually doing its program to prevent Dengue and control it. This study generally aimed to assess the gaps in the management of programs against Dengue in the Philippines. Specifically it aimed to identify the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices of chosen communities to dengue and its control; assess the gaps of the program based on the survey and perform post-evaluation on gap filling activities. The study followed a descriptive, exploratory research design for obtaining knowledge, attitudes and practices of the community residents. A survey questionnaire was used. The gap/s in the Dengue Prevention Management (DOH ABKD) in the community was analyzed using the resultant descriptive statistical analysis. An experimental design was employed for gap filling phase of the study. Majority of the respondents are well informed regarding Dengue, Dengue prevention and Management. The program of DOH to local community provided essential information to the community residents. A gap on information dissemination to children in the elementary level was identified hence tried to fill up. Lecturette-storytelling teaching strategy showed an extremely significant statistical difference from the pre to the post tests of the students. Hence knowledge on Dengue, its prevention and management was increased with the use of the above mentioned teaching style.

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Judilynn Solidum, University of the Philippines, Philippines

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Conference: ACSS2013
Stream: Social Sciences

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