Before I start explaining what I've been through in Jombang, I will gladly introduce members of team. We called ourselves as The Pulorejos, because we worked in Pulorejo Community Health Centre (not a creative name, huh?). The Pulorejos consist of above 12 players, from L to R: Yuga, Michael, Windra, Boby, Shinta, me (the petitest one!), Dani, Monica, Melisa, Nining, Ifan and Syahrir as captain. At first I was that pessimistic and afraid I couldn't make good friends with them, but apparently we made good a match. :)
First day there, we got debriefing in Jombang Health Service (Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Jombang).
We also researched here. We studied about epilepsy. FYI, Indonesia still doesn't have an accurate data about prevalence of epilepsy. According to The Epilepsy Annual Report we copied from Pulorejo Community Health Centre, there were only 5 patients who's diagnosed with epilepsy. This number is still falling below the number of prevalence of epilepsy that WHO published. To find out more undiagnosed cases, we invited junior high school and elementary school teachers and gave them education about epilepsy. And after that, they were inagurated as Kadepsi, Kader Epilepsi. Proud!
That new 10 patients and their families, Kadepsi and midwives were invited to our final event: MANTEP! (Masyarakat Ngoro Tanggap Epilepsi - Community in Ngoro to be aware of Epilepsy). Alhamdulillah, it went well and we succeed. The day also witnessed the signing of MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) about the Epilepsy and its advanced program by MANTEP!'s head of committee, head of Pulorejo Community Health Centre, Coordinator of Community Medicine, Head of Pokdi Epilepsi Indonesia (The Indonesia Study Group of Epilepsy), Head of PERPEI (The Indonesian Society Against Epilepsy), representative of Kadepsi, representative of Ngoro Subdistrict, representative of Jombang Regional Hospital and representative of the Coordinating Bureau of Community Medicine (BKKM) Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University. Second proud!
Sharing session with patients. I totally failed turning into Oprah nor Andi F. Noya!
Expert discussions with Dr. dr. Kurnia Kusumastuti, Sp.S(K)
She's also Head of The Indonesia Study Group of Epilepsy
Signing of MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)
Standing next to dr. Kurnia was dr. Soenardi Sudartan, Sp.S,
Head of The Indonesian Society Against Epilepsy
I'd like to send my biggest thank you to Dr. Kurnia Kusumastuti, dr., Sp.S(K) for the overwhelming support that never ends. Without her full support, we'll never be able to succeed this seminar. :)
Beside the Work with Communities program, we also had others programs which had to be finished: Work wit Family and Work with Health Teams. We visited the patients at their home and analyzed holistically about the patients' diseases and the environment. Ended up having oral examinations with Dr. M. Yulianto Listiawan, dr., Sp.KK(K) and Laksmi Wulandari, dr., Sp.P(K). Thank you for coming, our two gorgeous teachers!