Yogyakarta Public Health Promotion Projects
We are supporting healthcare in the primary care setting through public awareness initiatives, with the help of research conducted at the Gadjah Mada University:
• Smoking cessation programmes in close collaboration with Dr. Yayi Prabandari, Department of Public Health, Gadjah Mada University, and quittobaccointernational.org
• Standardized Patient Information Leaflets in Bahasa Indonesia (national language) available to everyone and provided to patients attending regional hospitals or peripheral primary care centres in Yogyakarta Special Province. As multidisciplinary teams from tertiary referral centres such as the Dr. Sardjito Hospital frequently go to peripheral hospitals those leaflets are printed off beforehand and then given to the patients attending those clinics.
• Cancer Awareness Programmes run by multidisciplinary teams in remote areas with the aim to increase patient awareness of nasopharyngeal and cervical cancer in the area of Yogyakarta Special Province, helping patients to recognize early symptoms of disease and where to seek appropriate help.