Mengembangkan Generasi Penerus yang Sehat Melalui Posyandu (Bilingual)

Yayasan Indonesia Bhadra Utama (IBU Foundation) bekerjasama dengan HELP E.V melaksanakan program kesehatan pada masa pemulihan dampak pasca bencana gempa bumi dan tsunami di Sulawesi Tengah. Salah satu kegiatan yang dilaksanakan adalah membangun akses yang layak untuk masyarakat yang terkena dampak bencana terutama ibu dan anak terkait layanan kesehatan melalui diadakannya pelatihan mengenai pemberian makanan pada bayi dan anak (PMBA) kepada kader posyandu di 10 desa dampingan di Kabupaten Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah. Pelatihan diadakan untuk melatih sekaligus merekrut kader Posyandu untuk menjadi konselor dalam meningkatkan akses ibu hamil dan menyusui untuk memperoleh informasi dan ikut serta dalam kegiatan konseling PMBA.

Ibu Masita, seorang kader Posyandu dan salah satu peserta pelatihan turut berbagi ceritanya dalam keikutsertaannya dalam pelatihan. Ibu Masita sehari-hari berkegiatan di Posyandu dengan berkegiatan hanya menimbang berat badan anak dan belum mengerti banyak hal terkait pelayanan kesehatan di Posyandu. Akibat gempa dan tsunami, Ibu Masita beserta keluarga pun menjadi terdampak dan aktifitasnya di Posyandu terganggu.

Ibu Masita berharap dengan keikutsertaannya dalam pelatihan, masyarakat menjadi lebih sehat dengan menggunakan fasilitas Posyandu khususnya ibu dan anak. “Pemahaman ibu-ibu tentang cara menyusui bertambah, sehingga tidak harus pakai susu formula lagi. Agar negara kita lebih maju. Bisa kita terapkan kepada masyarakat, cara-caranya hidup lebih sehat biar ibu-ibu hamil lebih banyak lagi melahirkan generasi-generasi penerus bangsa yang sehat”. Kader Posyandu asal Desa Bobo tersebut mengatakan bahwa merasakan manfaat dari keikutsertaan dan pendampingan yang dilakukan oleh IBU Foundation dan Help E.V. Ibu Masita mengatakan bahwa menjadi kader Posyandu tidak hanya menimbang berat badan namun lebih banyak lagi dari itu dan Ibu Masita memperoleh banyak ilmu untuk mendukung peningkatan kualitas pelayanan Posyandu.


Indonesia Bhadra Utama Foundation (IBU Foundation) collaborates with HELP E.V to implement health program during the recovery phase after the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Central Sulawesi. One of the activities conducted is building feasible access for disaster-affected people, especially mothers and children related to health services through conducting training on feeding infants and children (PMBA) to Posyandu (Community Health Center) cadres in 10 assisted villages in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi. Training is held to train and recruit Posyandu cadres to become counselors in increasing access to pregnant and lactating women to obtain information and participate in PMBA counseling activities.

Ms. Masita, a Posyandu cadre and one of the training participants shared her story in participating in the training. Mrs. Masita works daily at Posyandu by doing activities that only weigh the child’s weight and didn’t understand many things related to health services at Posyandu. As an impact of the earthquake and tsunami, Ms. Masita and her family were also affected and her activities at Posyandu were disrupted.

Ms. Masita hopes with her participation in training, the community will be healthier by using Posyandu facilities, especially for mothers and children. “Our understanding on how proper breastfeeding is increased and does not have to use formula milk again. So that our country can be more developed. We can apply it to the community, ways to live healthier so that more pregnant women can give birth to healthy future generations”. Posyandu cadre from Bobo Village said that she got many benefits from the participation and assistance provided by IBU Foundation and Help E.V. Ms. Masita said that being a Posyandu cadre is not only weighed but more than that and Ms. Masita had improved on many of knowledge to support the improvement of Posyandu services quality.