“Toolmed is a self-medication guide book with a drug-preparations-shaped doll. There are three main points emphasized by ToolMed, which are interactive, educative, and applicative”, said Asa Salsabela Arianti Wijayanti, one of the Candiet candy developer on Wednesday July 4 at UGM. ToolMed is a colorful book and it is full of original illustrations made by UGM students. Additionally, the aforementioned doll is aimed at improving children’s cognitive knowledge and becomes a medium of early recognition of drugs for children in an attractive way.
ToolMed was developed along with her three colleagues: Uliya Ita Rahmita (Pharmacy), Kamila Muyasarah (Medicine), and Sandy Arya (Industrial Engineering). This self-medication guide was born through UGM Entrepreneurship Student Creativity Program.
“Currently, there is no self-medication guide book on the market with an easy language to be understood and intended for common people” said Asa, who is also a pharmacy student.
“This book addresses every complain starting from definition, causes, interesting facts, non-pharmacological therapy, pharmacological therapy, therapeutic thinking, and example of cases. With this book, we invite parents to think together in a fun way, so that parents could apply it easily every day,” stated Kamila.
Currently, ToolMed can be found in some pharmacies across Yogyakarta at a price of IDR 75,000. Uliya stated that you can also order ToolMed through WhatsApp 081312202122. Well, parents of elementary school-aged children, it would be a great loss if you do not own ToolMed when your children get sick! (Kamila/Contributor; intepreted by Leo)
The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) report titled “Working Together for Health” concluded that around 57 countries in the world did not have sufficient amount of healthcare workers. The deficit was around 2.4 million doctors, nurses, or midwives globally. This deficit potentially affected millions of people around the world as they did not receive enough essential health cares. However, rushing in producing new healthcare workers to meet the needs but ignoring their quality is not a good solution also.
As a response, FKKMK UGM together with The South-East Asia Regional Association of Medical Education (SEARAME), Indonesian Association for The Study of Health Profession Education (IASHE), and Indonesian Academy of Medical and Health Professions Education Experts (IAMHPE) held an international seminar of SEARAME 2018 themed “Improving the Quality of Health Professions Education for The Better Future of Health Services”, on May 5 – 8 2018 at Sheraton Mustika Hotel, Yogyakarta.
The president of SEARAME Indonesia, also FKKMK UGM’s teacher, dr. Titi Savitri Prihatiningsih, MA., M.Med.Ed., PhD., revealed that Indonesia is still facing some problems regarding the distribution of healthcare workers. Looking at the number of medical graduates per year, the ministry of Health had predicted that Indonesia would have sufficient amount of health workers by 2025. “The thing is the healthcare providers are still accumulated in big cities,” she said in a press conference held on Monday, 7th May at Sheraton Hotel Yogyakarta.
SEARAME is a regional medical education institution for Southeast Asia. As a non-governmental organization, SEARAME works under the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) which focuses on quality improvement of medical education. WFME itself has six associate members, corresponding to six WHO regions. They are AMEE for Europe, AMEEMR for eastern Mediterranean, AMEWPR for Pacific area, AMSA for Africa, PAFAMS for North and South America, and SEARAME for Southeast Asia.
In its work, WFME strives to improve the quality of medical education to improve the health services globally. “We promote the highest standards in faculty and curriculum development, simulation methods, linear education, admission procedures, tiered education pathways, and interprofessional education for health professionals as well as the planning aspect,” said President of WFME, Professor David Gordon.
“In this case, SEARAME is in charge of promoting, disseminating, and ensuring the WFME standard to be understood and implemented into a reference standard, and encouraging the implementation of accreditation in eleven member countries,” added dr. Titi Savitri.
In 2018, for the second time, FKKMK UGM hosted the SEARAME international forum. This bi-annual routine forum featured Keynote Speech of WFME President, Professor David Gordon and WHO Representatives, Dr. N. Paranietharan. The forum was also an indicator that SEARAME supports a WHO program that in 2020, all faculties of medicine in each country would have undergone accreditation. (intepreted by Leo-Foto/Dian)
The theme of this symposium was “Advancement of Digital Public Health in the Field of Public Health”. The theme discussed how Digital Public Health could be used to strengthen the capacity of health workers, both practitioners and researchers.
As the chairman of the committee, Bayu Satria Wiratama, stated that the number of participants was about 300 people, consisting of academicians, practitioners, and researchers from various area in Indonesia. “We hope that the number of participant would be increased each year,” he added.
The event consisted of two parts, the first one being symposium on 7 – 8 May, while the second one was workshop on 9 May. On the first day, the symposium was divided into three sessions, whereas the next day, it was held on several classes with various topics and discussions. On the final day, four workshop were opened.
Public Health Symposium is a routine activity conducted every six months. The first symposium was held on April 2017 and the second was on November 2017. For the third, various preparation were made since January.
The event described above was held at the national level. In the future, this event will be developed to the international level. This event was expected to bring together people with similar interest in public health.
With this symposium, participants had a chance to discuss their idea on research, while receiving some feedback then subsequently improving it, as well as able to build good networks. (Rasyid/Reporter_intepreted by Leo)
“Up for now, the exact etiology of this disease is still not known. However, there were some evidences pointing out that genetic factors, environment, air, excessive drug consumption, and untreated infections during childhood might trigger Lupus,” explained another FKKMK UGM’s teaching staff, Prof. dr. Nyoman Kertia, Sp.PD-KR.
Discussing Lupus from its clinical aspect, the one-day seminar also invited speaker from department of nursing, Setyo Tri Wibowo,S.Kep, and from BPJS Yogyakarta regarding Lupus insurance claim.
SLE is a systemic autoimmune disease with multifactorial causes. This is a multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by over-increasing immune system response and excessive autoantibody production. Symptoms commonly found are fatigue, headache, joint pain or swelling, fever, anemia, chest pain during deep breathing, malar rash (butterfly-like pattern red rash), photosensitivity, hair loss / baldness, unusual bleeding, pale or bluish fingers when exposed to cold, and thrust in mouth or nasal scabs.
An early detection by Periksa Lupus Sendiri (SALURI) (Self-examination of Lupus) is believed to be able to detect Lupus cases as early as possible. All suspected patients can do it by themselves, so they could receive the treatment immediately. (Wiwin/IRO_intepreted by Leo)