(SCORA CIMSA UNAND Anticipating Maternal Deaths)
SCORA CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND
Maternal health issue still remains as a global health problem. Based on data from WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA, there were 303.000 maternal deaths in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. This number is still relatively high compared to the target of SDGs number 3 point 1, “By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100.000 live births". The Indonesian National Mid Term Development Plan 2020-2024 is targeting to reduce the number to 232 per 100.000 live births.
Based on these data, SCORA CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND designed an activity known as MANDEH 2.0 (SCORA CIMSA UNAND in Anticipating Maternal Deaths). This activity has been held since 2018, and was held again this year on August-September 2020, as a sustainable project on Zoom Cloud Meetings.
This activity consisted of three series of intervention. The Pre-Intervention was held on August 29th 2020, in which SCORA members interviewed and assessed 2 cadres from the last year activity. The 1st Intervention was held later on the same day as the Pre-Intervention. SCORA members went through a training delivered by dr. H. Aladin, SpOG (K), MPH from Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia (PKBI) Sumatera Barat on ‘Contraception Service during COVID-19’, Mira Susanti STr.Keb from Bidan Inisiator Indonesia on ‘Postpartum Period’, and Peer Education Trainer (PETRA) CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNnd on ‘Maternal Health : Antenatal care, Maternal Nutrition, Early Detection of Pregnancy, Husband Support during Pregnancy, Parity, and KIA Handbook’.
On the 2nd Intervention (August 31st 2020), SCORA members gave a presentation about the issue to the former cadre. For the 3rd Intervention (September 5th 2020 to September 6th 2020), the former cadre delivered a presentation regarding maternal health problems in the new community. An ALERT TEAM was also formed, consisting stakeholders, primary healthcare staff, cadres, and SCORA members to monitor pregnant women at RT 01 RW 02 Kampung Sikumbang. We also share a video and posters about ‘Antenatal Care’ to cadres and pregnant women in the community.
We hope that the implementation of MANDEH 2.0 can help reduce MMR in the Ambacang Health Centre’s service area and also increase the knowledge and awareness of medical students, especially SCORA CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND members about the importance of socialization regarding maternal health to the community.