Suara.com – Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) has become a major health problem in the world, including Indonesia. The disease is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and usually occurs in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Based on data from the Ministry of Health in 2019, the number of cases on February 3, 2019 was 16,692 cases with 169 people dying and the number continues to increase every year. Most cases were in East Java, Central Java, NTT and Kupang.
This background makes students of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang take real action to the community. The Covid-19 pandemic has not hindered the intention of Muhammdiyah University Malang students to carry out community service. Through the Student Community Service Program (PMM), UMM students conduct door-to-door education about Covid-19 and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Padangan Village, Kec. Ngantu, Kab. Tulungagung.
The Student Community Service Program (PMM) is a substitute activity for KKN (Real Work Lecture) which is under the auspices of the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DPPM).
PMM Team Group 18 Batch 4 UMM students consisted of 4 people who came from the collaboration of students from the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, namely Yohanes Eddy Prasetyo, Anita Rahmawati, Reza Dewa Putra and Yuscananda Garin M.
This activity was guided and supervised by Field Supervisor (DPL) Syaifuddin, S.Kom, M.Kom and the Tulungagung District Health Office. The implementation of this activity was held on August 21, 2020.
The material was delivered orally and also by using brochures. The materials for Covid-19 and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever provided include prevention methods, modes of transmission, early signs and symptoms related to Covid-19 and DHF. Simultaneously with the house-to-house education, the group of PMM 18 batch 4 also distributed masks and larvicides to the people of Padangan Village, Kec. Ngantu, Kab. Tulungagung.
“With UMM students who are currently PMM, I am very happy to understand more about diseases, ways of prevention, and early action for common people like me” said Ms. Ginah as a villager in Desa Padangan, Kab. Tulungagung
By holding house-to-house education about Covid-19 and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, it is hoped that the public will understand about Covid-19 and dengue, and the number of cases of Covid-19 and dengue fever will decrease.