THE FACULTY OF HEALTH UDINUS HELD A WORKSHOP TO FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS
Currently Indonesia is in the second position after India for the country with the most tuberculosis sufferers (TB) in the world. This situation concerns a lot of people such as the suffers, media personnel, hospitals, and the suffer’s family.
In early September 2017, the Faculty of Health (FKes) of Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) received a research from KNCV. KNCV is an international non-profit organization that specifically focuses on eradicating TB worldwide. Considering the predicate as the second country with the most tuberculosis suffers in the world, FKes Udinus did mapping for the doctor, clinics, and laboratories in Semarang to know how far tuberculosis case was handled in this city. "Workshop” Wifi Tb Implementation and Public Private Mix Strategy (PPM) for Self-Practice Doctors (DPM) and Pratama Clinic in Semarang City "this workshop is indeed to socialize the function and benefit of Wifi Tb application of Semarang city, and implementation of PPM strategy in Tb network services, So that more cases of TB are handled in Semarang, "said Dr. Guruh Fajar Shidik, S. Kom, M.Cs Dean of the faculty of health Udinus, in his speech at Santika Premiere Hotel, on Tuesday 26th of September.
The application of wajib lapor notifikasi Tb (wifi Tb) can be downloaded on android via Playstore. Through this application, Wifi Tb becomes the bridge that connected the Independent Practice Doctors and Primary Clinics to report the cases of TB that are handled to be reported to the local Health Department. There are about 50 participants of the workshop attended the event which consist of DPM, pratama clinic, and BPJS.
"We welcome the activities held by The faculty of Health, Udinus. The action of handling Tb case has been going on for 20 years, but the government's limitations require cooperation from various parties. One of them is Udinus, "said The Head of Health department of Semarang City. Widoyono, MPH.
According to a survey conducted by the Health Department of Semarang city, 84% of the people have come to the doctor, clinic, or to service places in handling health problems. "So we hope this kind of activity can help the government achieve its goals to decrease Tb," Widoyono added.
The event was not only opened by The Head of Health Department of Semarang City, but also enlivened by Dr. Djoko Widyarto as The Chairman of IDI Region of Central Java, Dr. Jeremiah Prawiro from KNCV, and many others. (* PR / ning)