Control of dengue in the IMU Neighbourhood

Overview

Over 2500 people reside in Vista Komanwel apartments. Few cases of Dengue fever have been reported among the residents. Most IMU students reside in these apartments and IMU students also have been victims of Dengue. As a medical school IMU has a responsibility of preventing disease and promoting health in the IMU neighbourhood.  Dengue is transmitted by the aedes mosquito which breeds in clean water. Many potential breeding sites are found in every home and it is the responsibility of the residents to ensure that breeding sites do not exist in their homes. Hence it is important to regularly educate the residents on eliminating breeding sites and also in identifying early symptoms of this potentially fatal disease.

This is an ongoing project which will be expanded with time. The activities that have been conducted are:

  1. Estimated the prevalence of aedes larvae
  2. Identified and eliminated mosquito breeding sites
  3. Conducted awareness programmes among residents

Objectives

Kids

  • To prevent dengue in the IMU neighbourhood
  • To eliminate mosquito breeding sites
  • To raise awareness on dengue prevention methods

Target Audience

  • Residents at Vista Komanwel apartments
  • Students of IMU
  • Staff of IMU

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Key Project: Control of dengue in the IMU Neighbourhood
Project Leader: Dr Ranjit De Alwis
Contact Detail: ranjit_dealwis@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Vista Komanwel Residents

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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