• 1 Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2 Seremban Health Office
  • 3 Negeri Sembilan State Health Department
  • 4 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Int J Public Health Res, 2013;3(2):347-352.


Dengue is a disease propagated by vectors namely Aedes spp. mosquitoes. One of the effective approaches to control dengue is through integrated vector management and intervention programs. COMBI or Communication for Behavioral Impact is a strategic approach to control the Aedes population as well as dengue cases. This study was conducted at Taman Desa Kolej, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, an suburban residential area to determine the effectiveness of COMBI, by using questionnaire and entomological survey as well as implementation of an intervention program. We carried out activities such as the establishment of COMBI promoter team, clean up events, talk shows with the residential community and distributed pamphlets containing information about dengue. Results indicated significant difference (p