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Catastrophic total costs in tuberculosis-affected households and their determinants since Indonesia’s implementation of universal health coverage

Background As well as imposing an economic burden on affected households, the high costs related to tuberculosis (TB) can create access and adherence barriers. This highlights the particular urgency of achieving one of the End TB Strategy’s targets: that no TB-affected households have to face catastrophic costs by 2020. In Indonesia, as elsewhere, there is… Lanjutkan membaca Catastrophic total costs in tuberculosis-affected households and their determinants since Indonesia’s implementation of universal health coverage

Adaptation of the Tool to Estimate Patient Costs Questionnaire into Indonesian Context for Tuberculosis-affected Households

BACKGROUND: Indonesia is the second-highest country for tuberculosis (TB) incidence worldwide. Hence, it urgently requires improvements and innovations beyond the strategies that are currently being implemented throughout the country. One fundamental step in monitoring its progress is by preparing a validated tool to measure total patient costs and catastrophic total costs. The World Health Organization… Lanjutkan membaca Adaptation of the Tool to Estimate Patient Costs Questionnaire into Indonesian Context for Tuberculosis-affected Households

Effectiveness of permethrin standard and modified methods in scabies treatment

Background: Permethrin is the drug of choice for scabies with side effects such as erythema, pain, itching and prickling sensation. Whole-body (standard) topical application of permethrin causes discomfort; thus, modified application of permethrin to the lesion only, followed with baths twice daily using soap was proposed. The objective of the study is to know the… Lanjutkan membaca Effectiveness of permethrin standard and modified methods in scabies treatment

The social determinants of knowledge and perception on pulmonary tuberculosis among females in Jakarta, Indonesia

Background: Indonesia has not resolved tuberculosis burden since its prevalence and incidence has remained high. As the capital of Indonesia with a large population and a high number of tuberculosis cases, Jakarta has a distinctive condition of tuberculosis burden. This study aimed to obtain social determinants of knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in an… Lanjutkan membaca The social determinants of knowledge and perception on pulmonary tuberculosis among females in Jakarta, Indonesia

Prominent diseases among internally displaced persons after Mt. Merapi eruption in Indonesia

Background: Volcano eruptions may result in a wide range of health impacts. Exposure to volcanic materials may irritate respiratory tract, eyes, and skin, in addition to death and heat injury. Mount Merapi had two consecutive eruptions on 2010 and resulted in high number of mortality and morbidity. This study aimed at assessing prominent diseases among internally… Lanjutkan membaca Prominent diseases among internally displaced persons after Mt. Merapi eruption in Indonesia

Primary health centre disaster preparedness after the earthquake in Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Background The West Sumatra earthquake that occurred on September 30, 2009, caused severe damage in some districts, including Padang Pariaman. As Padang Pariaman is an earthquake-prone area, disaster and emergency management is necessary. Due to the limited health facilities, the health services completely rely on Puskesmas (Primary Health Centres, PHCs). This study is aimed at… Lanjutkan membaca Primary health centre disaster preparedness after the earthquake in Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia