Rural Health Response and Community Preparedness for the Covid-19 Pandemic

https://doi.org/10.22146/rpcpe.59717

Nita Arisanti(1*), Trevino A Pakasi(2), Syarhan Syarhan(3)

(1) Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran
(2) Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia
(3) Insepar Clinic
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Covid-19  is  a  highly  contagious  disease  and  has  infected more than seven million people worldwide. Deaths due to this  disease  have  reached  418,000  deaths  in  June  2020.1 Based on data from the Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force, there were 172,053 cumulative cases with a death rate of 4.3% in Indonesia up to August 30, 2020.

Indonesia  is  an  archipelago  country  which  has  different geographical  characteristics. Currently,  access  to  basic healthcare  and  quality  of  basic  health  services  has  not reached  all  regions,  especially  those  in  underdeveloped, remote  and  archipelago  areas. Health  problems  in  rural areas become a concern for Indonesian government. This is because around 43% of people live in rural areas or around 116  million  people.  Government  should pay  attention  to rural  health  problems  as  well  as  urban  health.  Likewise, during  the Covid-19  pandemic  rural  area  will  face  same problems to Covid-19.

 


Full Text:

PDF


References

Paul R, Arif AA, Adeyemi O, Ghosh S, Han D. Progression of COVID-19 From Urban to Rural Areas in the United States: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Prevalence Rates. J Rural Heal. 2020; 00: 1–11.
2. Thomas TL, Diclemente R, Snell S.Overcoming the triad of rural health disparities: How local culture, lack of economic opportunity, and geographic location instigate health disparities. Health Educ J. 2014; 73 (3): 285–94.
3. Peters DJ. Community Susceptibility and Resiliency to COVID-19 Across the Rural-Urban Continuum in the United States. J Rural Heal. 2020; 36 (3): 446–56.
4. Kaufman BG, Whitaker R, Pink G, Holmes GM. Half of Rural Residents at High Risk of Serious Illness Due to COVID-19, Creating Stress on Rural Hospitals. J Rural Heal. 2020; 00: 1–7.
5. Narayana G, Pradeepkumar B, Ramaiah JD, Jayasree T, Yadav DL, Kumar BK. Knowledge, perception, and practices towards COVID-19 pandemic among general public of India: A cross-sectional online survey. Curr Med Res Pract. 2020; 10: 153–9.
6. Lau LL, Hung N, Go DJ, Ferma J, Choi M, Dodd W, et al. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of COVID-19 among income-poor households in the Philippines: A cross-sectional study. J Glob Health. 2020; 10 (1).
7. Henning-Smith C, Tuttle M, Kozhimannil KB. Unequal Distribution of COVID-19 Risk among Rural Residents by Race and Ethnicity. J Rural Heal. 2020; 1–5.
8. Ranscombe P. Rural areas at risk during COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet. 2020; 20: 545.
9. Kumar A, Nayar KR, Koya F. COVID-19: Challenges and its consequences for rural health care in India. Public Health Pract. 2020; 1: 1–2.
10. Kozarsky PE, Keystone JS. Introduction to Travel Medicine. In: Travel Medicine. 2020. p. 1–3.
11. Brian A, Boraston S, Botten D, Cherniwchan D, Fazal H, Kelton T, et al. Travel medicine. Can Fam Physician. 2014; 60: 1091–103.
12. Hamer DH, MacLeod WB, Chen LH, Hochberg NS, Kogelman L, Karchmer AW, et al. Pretravel Health Preparation of International Travelers: Results From the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2017; 1 (1): 78–90.
13. Rodríguez-Morales A, Schlagenhauf P, Chaves T, Lloveras S, Angeleri P, Biscayart C. The next big threat to global health? 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): What advice can we give to travelers? - Interim recommendations January 2020, from the Latin-American society for Travel Medicine (SLAMVI). Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020; 33: 1–4.
14. TA Pakasi. The Need of Trusted Primary Care: Lessons Learnt from the COVID 19 Outbreak in Indonesia. Rev Prim Care Pr Educ. 2020; 3 (2): 3–5.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/rpcpe.59717

Article Metrics

Abstract views : 1116 | views : 1074

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2020 Nita Arisanti, Trevino A Pakasi, Syarhan Syarhan

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Web
AnalyticsView My Stats