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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

Improving Access to Health through Infectious Health Workers in Hospitals or Clinics



In Indonesia, access to equitable and quality health is still a challenge that needs to be overcome. In addition, Indonesia is an archipelagic country with various geographical and socio-economic conditions in multiple regions. This causes access to health services to be limited, especially in remote areas. To overcome this problem, one solution that can be implemented is to increase access to health through inflation health workers or non-permanent health workers tasked with providing essential health services in the community.


Infa health workers, including nurses, midwives, and mobile doctors, are significant figures in maintaining public health, especially in remote areas and difficult to reach by formal health services. They can provide simple health services, such as treating minor illnesses, preventing communicable diseases, immunization, and health consultations to people in remote areas. Sometimes, the difficulty of access to health services, especially in remote areas, can cause many preventable and treatable health problems. Therefore, the government and the community need to pay attention and take action to improve access to health through infra-health workers.


One approach that can be taken is using inhalational health workers. Reasons to Increase Access to Health through Infal Health Workers:

  1. Overcome the shortage of medical personnel in remote areas: Remote areas often need more qualified medical personnel. This can cause difficulties for local residents to access the necessary health services. By involving mental health workers, they can provide primary care, take preventive measures, and provide health education to the people in the area.

  2. Increase the availability of emergency care: In emergency situations, such as natural disasters or mass accidents, the presence of infectious health workers can help save lives by providing the first care needed. They can provide essential medical assistance and help manage patients before a more trained medical team arrives.

  3. Increasing public health awareness. Health workers can also provide health education to people in remote areas. In doing so, they can help raise general health awareness about hygiene, healthy eating, and disease prevention. This can help reduce the number of preventable cases of the disease.


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