UNAIR NEWS – In order to continue collaboration with Mothers with Pregnancy and Healthy Children Care Movement (GELIAT) Universitas Airlangga, United Children’s Fund (UNICEF) made a visit to Faculty of Public Health (FKM) UNAIR. In the visit made on Thursday, August 12, UNICEF held a workshop titled “Training on e-Tools UNICEF for Trip and Report Monitoring Progress Implementation Partnership Activities 2016-2017” in Sabdoadi Hall, FKM UNAIR.
The training was done to simulate the latest program from UNICEF based on software. Beside to integrate event reporting process, it was also held to reduce the use of paper in reports to support environmental movement organized by UNICEF.
The simulation was presented by two representatives of UNICEF from the central office in New York, USA, Mark Globinsky and Ida Zenda. The event was not only attended by GELIAT UNAIR members, but also some other organization collaborating with UNICEF.
The e-Tools app is the latest app and second time introduced by UNICEF. The first one was introduced in Myanmar. According to Armunanto, UNICEF representative in Indonesia, the e-Tools still needs improvements so from the simulation, they can be made.
“Before later released in December, e-Tools should be improved so it will be ready later,” added Armunanto.
GELIAT UNAIR has collaborated with UNICEF since 2015. GELIAT program initiated by Dr. drg. Nyoman Anita Damayanti, MS., is showing significant results. The guidance provided to 165 pregnant mothers resulted 85 of them safe during delivering. Meanwhile, there are 108 pregnant mothers ready for next guidance.
Furthermore, Nyoman added that the guidance will be continued until the end of post natal bleeding. It is to manage the mortality rate after giving birth.
“Later on, we will concentrate guidance to the babies. It is to minimize mortality after being born as healthy babies are as important as pregnant mothers. So we need to extend the guidance, such as training the mothers on how to look after the babies,” said Nyoman.
With this extended collaboration of GELIAT UNAIR and UNICEF, Nyoman saw a great contribution which will later improve health quality in East Java especially Surabaya. Supported by easy and integrated monitoring process through e-Tools, the programs of GELIAT and UNICEF are expected to run more effectively. (*)
Author : Okky Putri
Editor : Binti Q. Masruroh