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One first aide kit per village and school in Rural areas of Sumba

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Support one First Aid Kit, for each school and villages of Sumba!

Learning to treat minor injuries not to become more serious injuries, raises the importance of awareness about first aid, before being taken to the hospital for professional doctors treatment. When first aid kit can be accessed easily, ensure that the people around it are safe. When the basic needs for access to basic healthcare are not met, we begin simple but effective actions. One first aid kit per school and village! The lack of medical facilities, the difficulty of the Indonesian health system and the poverty of families are the main reasons for this finding.
$1,241 of $6,909 raised
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   AHU-0019398.AH.01.12. TAHUN 2019
 Kawan Baik Indonesia Website

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Why one 1st aid Kit per school?

The foundation for years has to deal with complicated health situations, sometimes even extreme. The main reason is that access to medical care is impossible for 75% of the 750,000 inhabitants of Sumba. The lack of medical facilities, the difficulty of the Indonesian health system and the poverty of families are the main reasons for this finding.

A first aid kit can prevent an injury from getting worse, it can also save the life of a child in these very rural villages of Sumba.

What is life in rural and ultra-peripheral areas in Indonesia?

Living in rural areas means for all of these children and hundreds of thousands of others this:

  • An almost non-existent income for families, 80% of them do not have access to water or electricity;
  • The notion of “time” is unknown. They get up at sunrise and go to bed when it is dark;
  • Their food consists of rice, a little salt, chopped peppers and this is it;
  • They do not have access to toilets or any other form of sanitation as we know them;
  • Going to school is often a walk of 5 to 10 kilometres per day through the hills, on stony paths, without shoes;
  • No access to medical care, even basic ones. A small wound cannot be treated other than with coffee grounds (See 1st Aid Kit program here)
  • The school is the real centre of their life, it is the essential element of the existence of a child from these ultra-peripherical regions;
  • These children have never been to the nearest town and they will probably never go there, except for an extraordinary external element;
  • A photo, a camera, a cell phone, television are all unknown elements for the vast majority of them;
Output and Equipment on a 1st Aid Kit
  • The 40 teachers will be able to subsequently train other people in this care;
  • Understanding and change in the management of minor injuries;
  • Access to basic healthcare facilitated for children and the local population;
  • We will, therefore, provide first aid kits for the treatment of minor injuries and follow-up;
  • These kits will consist of disinfectant, solution for cleaning wounds, gauze, liniment and other essentials.

Here is the detail:

  1. Plasters in different size Gauze dressings
  2. Sterile eye dressing Triangular bandage Crêpe rolled bandage Safety pins Disposable sterile Gloves
  3. Medical tweezers Scissors
  4. Alcohol-free Cleansing wipes Sticky tape Thermometer
  5. Hydrocortisone / Calendula Cream Antiseptic Cream
  6. Paracetamol / Ibuprofen 125mg and 250mg
  7. Cough Syrup for the kids
  8. Distilled water for eyewash and eye bath
  9. Eye drop neutral PH (Visine®) Eye drop
  10. Vitamins (Caviplex®) for the kids’ Supplement (Imboost®) for adult Flea medicine
  11. Shampoo for Fleas Diarrhea medication
  12. etc…

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A first aid kit for them, in each school and village

Provide basic medical care to all children | With one first aid kit per school! A first aid kit for every school and village in the outermost and very rural areas of Sumba. Communities and children do not have access to medical care, even the most basic. Faced with this for years, the foundation decided to put in place a simple, tested and very effective measure: Teacher training, a first aid kit and long-term monitoring of people in charge.

Background

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.

Aim of this Medical Action?

As part of our actions in East Sumba, when the basic needs for access to basic health care are not met, we begin simple, effective actions. Learning to treat minor injuries not to become more serious injuries, raises the importance of awareness about first aid, before being taken to the hospital for professional doctors treatment.  When first aid kit can be accessed easily, ensure that the people around it are safe.

  1. Transmit skills and knowledge to the 40 teachers who will receive the first aid kits
  2. Highlight the importance of first aid before the patient is transferred to the hospital
  3. Provide access to first aid for children, in schools and in their villages

How will we equip Schools and Villages?

We will equip schools and common areas with a comprehensive pharmacy kit to treat the everyday woes and injuries that children experience on their way to school.

These first-aid kits (which will actually be small medical cabinets) will consist of disinfecting, dressing, changing a wound, cleaning a wound, making a tourniquet, cutting torn nails, and providing basic follow-up for all these children, who hurt themselves and who do not heal.

The foundation will offer the necessary teaching to local school teachers, who are very happy to be able to help the children and all those and all who will need it.

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.

Training – Monitoring

First, we will do a theoretical teaching module on the use of the kits. Then we will pass to a practical part in collaboration with the medical personnel of Sumba and other volunteers from different fields of activity. In addition, we will also teach them how to deal with accidents during school activities, food poisoning, electrocution or minor burns.

  1. Before the training part, all the participant will pass a test to evaluate what they already know. After the training, they will pass another one to see the evolution of the capacities.
  2. We will also list the kits and where they will be placed in order to collect the school’s data and the kit verification photos to follow up.
  3. We will collect, as additional data, the number of the educator (proportion of women and men) who are involved in the project, their origin (which district, village). We will use the participation form which was completed before the training.
  4. We will follow the evolution every 6 months by communicating with the teachers concerning changes in habits in the treatment of injuries and the availability of kits (what is missing, what is used etc…)

Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to many people and their families, communities also!

#FirstAidKit #KawanBaikSumba #KawanBaikIndonesia #KawanSehat #FairFutureFoundation

You can find the project and or more complete information, on this project initiated by Fair Fair Indonesia and Kawan Baik Indonesia, by clicking on one of the buttons below! Thank you so much.

Who has already donated for a first aid kit?

SM

Suzanne Melber

CHF 28.65 November 3, 2020
SM

Suzanne Melber

$31.60 August 4, 2020
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Anonymous

Rp776.762,75 March 6, 2020
PL

Philippe Lautier

$100.00 March 5, 2020
Anonymous User

Anonymous

CHF 25.00 February 19, 2020
VC

Véronique Chechin-Laurens

CHF 52.56 January 31, 2020
DS

Daniel et Fabienne Siggen

CHF 100.00 January 6, 2020
SF

Stephane & Sylvie Fort

CHF 500.00 December 30, 2019