First Place in National Essay category, three UNAIR students introduce Wo.Care App Idea

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Inspired by the increasing pregnancies during pandemic, three Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) students came up with an idea to create an application called Wo.Care (Women Care). 

“Based on BKKBN data in 2020, there are more than 400,000 unplanned pregnancies. With the increase of pregnancies, it is estimated that more than 420,000 babies will be born, “said Destya Eka Nurviana as team leader.

Destya revealed that Wo.Care is an integrated family planning (KB) and antenatal care service app that connects users (women of childbearing age and pregnant women) with the closest health service facilities (such as health centers, village midwives, and clinics).

In this application, there are several features including online family planning and pregnancy consultations with doctors and village midwives, emergency call centers, online registration for family planning and pregnancy services at the closest integrated health service facility, ordering contraceptives, data on examination results, and information related to family planning and pregnancy, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Wo.Care application can also be used to monitor population dynamics, as an educational medium, and can break the chain of Covid-19 transmission because using this application can help reduce frequency of face-to-face encounter,” continued Destya on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Furthermore, Destya added that the Wo.Care application itself aims to reduce the surge of pregnancy and maternal and child mortality amid Covid-19 pandemic.

In the future, Destya and the team hope that the Wo.Care application can be realized and be useful for its users. In addition, they also hope that they will be given the opportunity to improve the system in Wo.Care application to be even better if the application can actually be realized.

In the end, Destya encouraged other students to stay high-spirited and never be afraid to try. Because by trying, she continued, someone could find hidden talents and abilities.

“If we find failures, believe me it will make us stronger and give valuable lessons that, maybe, not everyone get,” concluded the Nursing Faculty (FKp) student. (*)

Author: Dita Aulia Rahma

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia

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