UNAIR NEWS – Fariani Syahrul, a doctor born in Malang is very concerned with health issues of school children, especially elementary school (SD). Why? Children are the next generation and strategic development assets, she said.
Based on that idea, the S3 student of Faculty of Public Health (FKM) Universitas Airlangga conducted a research for her dissertation about ” Predictive Model of Microbes in Feces ( Diarrheagenic Escherichia Coli ) through Foodborne Diseases Transmission in Primary School Children”. And, she graduated as the best graduate with 3.98 GPA.
” Foodborne Diseases (FBDs) is one of the major health issues especially for children. This type of FBDs is a major problem in children. One of them is diarrhea that can actually be prevented, ” she explained.
Her research produced a predictive model on the presence of DEC bacteria in the feces of a child in the form of mathematical formula from the the snack and its frequency in school. The frequency factor of school snacks is very important in estimating DEC bacteria. It can be used as “early warning” against the occurrence of Foodborne Disease in children.
The secretary of Epidemiology S-2 Program FKM UNAIR, Fariani is a housewife and hoped to finished her study on time. Therefore, time management was needed.
“When I was in college, I got a permit to study. So I have to perform my duty as a lecturer, teaching at least 12 SKS / year, advising, and examining. So the challenge and the biggest obstacle was time, ” she explained.
But she managed to work on it, all lecturers’ duties must be completed on campus. Then his assignments were done at home once her obligation was over.
In the future, she hoped to be a professor. On the other hand, as a researcher, the result of the dissertation becomes the starting point to develop other related researches as well as the community service. As a mother, she wants to be a good example for children and see them successful in study and life, both world and hereafter. (*)
Author: Siti Nur Umami
Editor : Feri Fenoria, Bes