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Journal of Health Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases
Vol 3, No 1 (2017): JHECDs Vol.3, No.1, Juni 2017
Malaria in Indonesia: beyond elimination
Andiarsa, drh., M.Ked, Dicky ( Balai Litbang P2B2 Tanah Bumbu)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
07 Aug 2017
 
Abstract.Malaria is a common problem in Indonesia and lasts for a long time. Efforts of various parties in combating thedisease are huge enough as well as problems that appear before and after. Various efforts of epidemiological studies of eachregion, models of prevention, until treatment in the downstream sector became the determinant of the success of the malariaelimination program. However, assistance from related sectors includes: improving local infrastructure; Education of thecommunity to live clean and healthy; Improvement of environmental sanitation; and development of communication system in theeffort of behavior change and active community empowerment in controlling this disease. In this paper the authors wish to inv iteresearchers, lecturers, students, medical practitioners and epidemiological surveyor to contribute in conveying ideas, modeldevelopment efforts, and interventions which are significant to the development of science and control of malaria in Indonesi a.Keywords: malaria, elimination, effort, community empowerment, research.Abstrak.Malaria merupakan masalah umum di Indonesia dan berlangsung sejak lama. Upaya berbagai pihak dalammemberantas penyakit ini cukup besar sekaligus permasalahan yang muncul sebelum dan setelahnya. Berbagai upayakajian epidemiologi setiap wilayah, model-model penanggulangan, hingga pengobatan di sektor hilir menjadi penentukeberhasilan program eliminasi malaria. Namun begitu, bantuan dari sektor terkait antara lain: perbaikan infrastrukturdaerah; edukasi masyarakat hidup bersih dan sehat; perbaikan sanitasi lingkungan; dan pengembangan sistem komunikasidalam upaya perubahan perilaku serta pemberdayaan aktif masyarakat dalam mengendalikan penyakit ini. Dalam tulisanini penulis ingin mengajak para peneliti, dosen, mahasiswa, praktisi medis dan surveilans untuk berkontribusi dalammenyampaikan gagasan, upaya pengembangan model, dan intervensi yang bermakna signifikan bagi pengembangan ilmudan pengendalian malaria di Indonesia.Kata kunci: malaria, eliminasi, upaya, pemberdayaan masyarakat, penelitian.
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