Mimika Regency - PTFI Report Basic Health Research Results to BKPK Ministry of Health
10 July 2023
Since the Mimika Regency Health Office initiated Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) in 2021 until early 2022, in Mimika Regency, PTFI has provided support and fully participated in the implementation of this research activity. The Mimika Regency Basic Health Research activity is the first research conducted at the district level in Indonesia and is a very good example of good collaboration between the local government and the private sector. It is an excellent example of government cooperation with the private sector.
This research is very important for all parties to provide a clear picture and data regarding the condition of public health in Mimika Regency, as well as a basis for determining development strategies in the health sector and interventions that are most needed in dealing with certain health issues in Mimika Regency.
The research results were published in August 2022 and from the recommendations of the research results there were 3 main findings which became the focus for immediate intervention, namely: First, the problem of clean water both in terms of facilities and the quality of clean water that is accessed and consumed by the community. Second, the problem of stunting in infants and toddlers, which is related to the problem of malnutrition and access to health services for infants, toddlers, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Third, the malaria incidence rate is still high in Mimika Regency.
On Wednesday (5/7) the Mimika Regency Regional Government through the Mimika Regency Health Office, accompanied by PTFI submitted the results of the 2022 Basic Health Research to the Health Development Policy Agency of the Ministry of Health in Jakarta.
PTFI's support for the Mimika Regency's Basic Health Research is a form of actualization of the company's commitment that cares about achieving the Mimika Regency's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One form of its contribution is providing free health services at the Mitra Masyarakat Hospital (RSMM) and a number of clinics as well as sending health workers on a regular basis. Also continuing cooperation with partners in the development and implementation of public health programs focused on hygiene and sanitation issues; infection control, sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, handling maternal and child health problems, and efforts to reduce several other diseases.
Receiving the results of the Mimika Regency Basic Health Research, BKPK of the Ministry of Health expressed its appreciation and gratitude to the Local Government and PTFI for initiating Basic Health Research in Mimika Regency, and really hoped that this model of cooperation between the government and the private sector could become an example for other regions. The Ministry of Health's BKPK specifically expresses its gratitude to PTFI for fully supporting the Mimika Regency Regional Government in implementing Basic Health Research.
The results of this Basic Health Research are to help the community feel an increase in the quality of health through more integrated and integrated program planning from all stakeholders in Mimika Regency. (Hendrikus)
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