FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
#BEM FK Unismuh held an Island Expedition Movement, an effort to reach health services in peripheral areas.
Pangkep – Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with more than 17,000 islands, of which only about 7,000 are inhabited.
As a form of optimizing the outreach of health services in peripheral areas that are still minimal, especially in the islands. The Community Development Department (Pengmas) of BEM Faculty of Medicine, University of Muhammadiyah Makassar held an Island Expedition with the theme: “Healthy Peripheral Areas, Resilient Indonesia”.
This activity was held on Lamputang Island, Matturodolangeng Village, Liukang Tuppabiring District, Pangkejene Islands (Pangkep) Regency, South Sulawesi on November 26-27, 2022.
Chairman of BEM FK Unismuh, Muhammad Risqullah Ammar, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all parties involved.
“Alhamdulillah, the presence of this activity certainly involves many parties, we thank you very much and appreciate the collaboration so that this activity runs smoothly.”
He continued, “This Island Expedition welcomes the spirit of mutual cooperation by reaching out more closely, embracing in one hope,
towards a resilient and healthy Indonesia. Hopefully, this endeavor and prayer will continue to help the community as much as possible. This activity is also coupled with Clean Up Day action by cleaning up organic and non-organic waste in coastal areas as a form of movement in protecting the environment.”
Separately conveyed, the Chairman of the Island Expedition Committee, Muhammad Izzah Alfath said that this program was very welcomed by the community and could run smoothly by synergizing with Dompet Dhuafa South Sulawesi.
“Alhamdulillah, the BEM FK Unismuh island expedition activities went well, even though this activity is an innovation program from BEM FK Unismuh but the community response on lamputang island is very good, thank you very much for the dhuafa wallet that has led us to choose lamputang island as the place for our activities and thank you very much for the parties involved in this activity.”
The series of activities for this island expedition consisted of;
– Health counseling/promotion
– Health checks,
– Clean Up Day,
One of the doctors in charge from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Unismuh Makassar, Dr. Abdul Hamid, S.Ked expressed his appreciation to the residents of Lamputang Island,
“Thank you to all residents of Lamputang Island for their attention, hopefully our presence here will bring benefits and blessings. This social service activity is a form of dedication of unismuh medical students to help optimize public health, especially those on Lamputang Island.” He said
This Island Expedition was closed with the implementation of a friendly evening with residents, there were art performances from elementary school students (SD) on Lamputang Island and also the handover of mementos and gifts to local residents.
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