Dengue risk communication in a local community

To reduce the growing burden of dengue in Yogyakarta, many societal actors need to interact creating increased awareness among citizens.

The project objective is to design a concept for risk communication about dengue, based on the local citizens’ knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, needs and circumstances and integrate it as part of the local authorities’ regular work with dengue control, with clear responsibilities and mandates, in collaboration with the local community. A sustainable way of working is desired where the local community is involved, based on the knowledge that citizens’ participation and engagement is central for the success of community interventions.