Act to equip the villages of Sumba with a first aid kit!
Provide basic medical care to all children | With one first aid kit per school!
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Hello Kawan-Kawan, des friends, madam, Sir, dear families,
Sumba East has a population of 252,704 people, 129,389 men and 123,315 women spread over an area of 7,000 km2. The population density is therefore 36 people per km2 (source: BPS Eastern Sumba 2017). The hilly terrain of the island makes it beautiful but is also an obstacle in several sectors; first, it makes access to care very difficult. Add to this the lack of trained medical personnel and adequate medical facilities.
One of the villages we visited includes a “Puskesmas” (Public health centre) open twice a month to provide basic care; the 8th day of the month for children, the 16th day for adults.
During our visit to collect the primary data, we encountered many injured children, especially on the feet because they walk barefoot most of the time whether it is to play or to go to school. These injuries go untreated, causing infections that lead to more serious medical problems later.
Children are not the only ones affected, teenagers and adults are also affected. For example, a young man from a neighbouring village was injured in a motorcycle accident. He returned home with a swollen foot and open leg, his family could not do anything because they are not aware of first aid care such as cleaning or disinfecting wounds. So, we intervened and treated him to avoid infection.
We are “Kawan Baik Indonesia”, with the support of the “Fair Future Foundation”, partner of “Friends in Eastern Sumba” and we want to give access to first aid to the people of Sumba. Provide them with first aid equipment and improve their knowledge of the first actions to take when facing injuries.
Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to many people and their families, communities also!