Description of project
The objective of the intervention in Indonesia is to improve the health of some 15,000 people in the sub-districts of Meurebo, Kaway XVI and Bubon.
These are extremely vulnerable communities, affected by the tsunami and by years of armed conflict. Access to health services is limited and they are lacking in human resources and equipment.
The project aims to improve health and hygiene knowledge and practices of the population using volunteers from PMI (Palang Merah Indonesia, Indonesia Red Cross) and cadres, a type of community health promoter. The project also seeks to create a network of PMI volunteers trained in participatory and CBFA methodology (Community Based First Aid), communication tools and leadership skills, who will then train, supervise and follow up on the cadres direct work within communities. In creating a network of PMI volunteers, the project aims to strengthen PMI capacities and reinforce their presence in the community.
In addition, the intervention is based on maximum participation of PMI personnel in decision making, project management and follow-up as well as activity monitoring. This is in order to strengthen the capacities of the PMI in CBFA and in project management. It also serves to reinforce volunteer networks and increase PMI presence within rural communities.