Educational Model of Leprosy in Primary School Students: An Approach to Social Stigma Reduction (68816)

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The effort to eliminate leprosy in Indonesia has taken place for a long time, but new cases have been detected. The government has launched numerous efforts in light of eliminating leprosy. However, the results could have been more satisfactory. Medical and community approaches must be carried out simultaneously to obtain comprehensive treatment. One aspect that needs to be emphasized is the stigma reduction towards leprosy patients and the patients' self-stigma. KATAMATAKU Universitas Indonesia conducted action research whose objective was increasing awareness, considering complementing the comprehensive leprosy management. The first collaboration was conducted with the Gemala Ananda School in Jakarta, Indonesia, specifically for fourth-grade students. The tiered educational model was chosen in order to produce impactful activities. After acquiring the education provided by the KATAMATAKU team, students were asked to re-explain the information to their closest social circle of leprosy, which are their families. The abovementioned student retelling experience was asked to be recorded, which was later reassessed by the school teachers. Through this educational intervention trial, a better educational model could be applied to reduce the stigma of leprosy in Indonesia.

Sri Linuwih SW Menaldi, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Adhityawarman Menaldi, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Adhityawarman Menaldi is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of Indonesia in Indonesia

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00