YRS Continues to Provide Health Service& Education
After had time to isolate and work from home in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, YRS has returned to activity as usual for medical services in our clinics, both in Badung Market and Intaran Sanur Market. Health services and educational activities by outreach are carried out every day with strict health protocol.
Although YRS has returned to do activity as usual, education for PE is still carried out by online through WhatsApp Group. For the Peer Educators, they are being more familiar in using their gadget as a media for discussion. On October 2020, we discussed about breast cancer because that month coincided with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the discussion, our Peer Educators were enthusiastically and actively asked us questions. We hope that through this discussion, YRS’s peer educators can apply and disseminate information related to breast cancer prevention regularly every month through self-breast check.
Based on the information we got from reliable source, the Covid-19 virus has become more widespread, especially in the last two weeks of September. In fact, based on the results, most of the distribution clusters occur through interactions at offices and households. In response to this situation, we temporarily closed both of our clinics at Badung Market and Intaran Sanur Market. We also work from home to reduce the contact and the dissemination of COVID-19 virus. While working from home, YRS staff keep being productive by finishing our task and make some report. We also have responsibility to share educational materials by online. As monitoring with internal team, we conduct online evaluation meetings through Zoom Meeting.
As a step to remain active in educating the communities, we held YRS Peer Educator Online Meeting through the WhatsApp Group on Wednesday, September 23th 2020. We discussed about the COVID-19 which includes the symptoms of COVID-19, modes of transmission, ways of prevention and other things. During the discussion, peer educators were being enthusiastic and actively asked us some questions. This discussion is aimed to remind us for always implement strict health protocols, even though at home because until now the COVID-19 case in Bali is still experiencing a significant increase and one of the distribution clusters is from the family cluster.
The Peer Educator meeting, which was delayed for several months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, can finally be held again this month. There is a slight difference in the peer meeting this time. Peer members are divided into 3 groups where each group is scheduled to come at different times so that we can still carry out health protocols. At this meeting, YRS provided training on how to conduct education through social media because at this time we were urged to limit direct contact with other people which resulted in peer members unable to provide face-to-face education to the community around the Badung Market. During training, peers listen very enthusiastically. We hope through this activity, peer members can help YRS in disseminating health information so that the information provided by YRS through social media can reach more people in the future.
The COVID 19 pandemic is not a barrier for us to continue educating the public. This August, YRS collaborated with the Annika Linden Center (ALC) to broadcast live on Instagram. YRS is very happy because through this Instagram Live Session, YRS can share tips on how to prevent Breast and Cervical Cancer for women. Through this activity, YRS hopes women in Indonesia, especially in Bali can be free from Breast and Cervical Cancer.