• R PERVAIZ Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • H ASLAM Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • T SARWAR Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • T HAFEEZ Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • MA RANA Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • B ARIF Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • S RAZA Department of medicine and critical care, Bahria International Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • S HANIF Department of Medicine, Expert Doctor (PVT) Limited, Lahore, Pakistan



Dengue fever, Social capital, Aedes Aegypti, Public awareness, Community-based intervention


Dengue hemorrhagic fever  (DHF)  is a  contagious ailment which is ambiguous to manage, in particular, in tropical countries. Social capital is the term used to develop the entire communities’ capability to work and coordinate mutually to resolve a communal health dilemma. The incidence of dengue fever can be minimized by raising self-awareness amongst the community about the impact of the disease via social capital which is built on trust, cooperation and mutual teamwork, and can facilitate increasing public understanding and awareness. Community-based dengue fever control programs have been executed in numerous countries to avert the spread of dengue fever. The echelon of triumph and efficacy of community-based dengue fever control programs rely on the capacity of the community to eagerly recognize and pertain to projects. Programs should be designed to increase awareness about the prevention and transmission of dengue fever vectors on the individual level. A core reason was the failure to involve and activate all the community social capital, a lack of freedom for the involvement of the community, and vague strategies on related areas implicated in community-based dengue fever control program activities, in this manner, affecting their enduring sustainability and efficacy.


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