SCOPH CIMSA UNEJ
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that caused by a bacterium. The bacterium responsible for TB, called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is transmitted by people infected with pulmonary (lung) TB who release Mtb into the air through coughing, sneezing or spitting. Based on WHO report that Indonesia got 1.020.000 cases of TB in 2017. And by the Minister of Health statement that Jember has 3.497 cases, so that Jember occupy the second place of the most cases TB in East Java. And from this, in the moment of World Tuberculosis Day 2019, SCOPH CIMSA UNEJ was held a project called BREATH (Build Recognition and Awareness to Fight Tuberculosis).
The project was held for three days and it has three kind of activity, they are Training, Radiobroadcast, and Education and Ground Campaign. Started from Friday, March 22, 2019 for the training, Saturday, March 23, 2019 for the radiobroadcast, and last on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 for education and ground campaign. We are not alone in this project, because we had collaboration with RS Paru Jember.
First we did the training on Friday, March 22, 2019. The training was held in Lecture Room 2-3 Medical Faculty of Jember University. This training discuss about Tuberculosis disease and how to educate the citizen about the disease and it is for the member of SCOPH to prepare them for the ground campaign project. Not only that, we did education and campaign simulation (role-play) for members to try in groups too. The speaker for the training is dr. Sigit Kusuma Jati, MM from RS Paru Jember.
Second, we did World Tuberculosis Day radiobroadcast in K Radio Jember on March 23, 2019. We talk about the celebration of World Tuberculosis Day and tuberculosis disease. We explain about what tuberculosis is, how the transmission of the disease, how the prevention, and how the treatment of tuberculosis. Besides, we did online campaign through instagram by this project Wold Tuberculosis Day twibbon uploaded by members. So that the citizen of Jember will raise their awareness against tuberculosis disease.
And the last but not least, we did Education and Ground Campaign. This final part of the project was held in Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Kelas IIA Jember on March 27, 2019. We educated the convict and people in Lembaga Pemasyarakatan with poster about tuberculosis disease and also we educated them about clean and healthy lifestyle (PHBS). We gave them pretest before education and posttest after education, there was also quizzes for them to review the materials and we gave prizes for those who want to participate in the quizzes. After the education, they can get the blood pressure check and weight check for free by the members of SCOPH and tuberculosis screening for free with RS Paru Jember.
From this project we hope that the citizen of Jember and everyone involved in this project can raise their awareness and knowledge to Tuberculosis disease and healthy lifestyle.