SEACO’s presentation on Dengue App & Website to the Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health), Malaysia
On 11 November 2016, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah (PKD) Segamat organised an event for SEACO to present the Dengue App and website to the Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health) - Datuk Dr. Lokman Hakim bin Sulaiman and officers from the Ministry of Health (MOH). During this event, the SEACO team demonstrated the functions of the Dengue App and website. They also highlighted how the use of these two digital applications will help the District Vector Control Unit and Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) team to control dengue. At the end, there was a question and answer session. SEACO received a very positive feedback on these digital applications. We also received some suggestions for further improvement. It is anticipated that these two digital applications will be effective tools for the community and district vector team members to eradicate dengue mosquitoes’ breeding sites. The Malaysian Health Minister will do a soft launch of the Dengue App and website on 20 November 2016.