Online Program

Learntolive Indonesia 2012 : Children's health

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Amanda Clifford, Media Department, Learn To Live, New Orlerans, LA
Yanti Turang, RN, Learn To Live, New Orlerans, LA
Iben Ricket, MPH, Learn To Live, New Orleans, LA
Background: North Sulawesi, Indonesia has limited access to primary health care. As a result, the people in this region experience a multitude of adverse health outcomes, many of which are easily preventable or treatable. Learn To Live, a small non-profit organization works in four villages in North Sulawesi and provides mobile health clinics, water education and public health programs. Through these programs, Learn To Live seeks to promote healthy living and productive lives through meaningful, sustainable and evidence based practices. Moreover, Learn To Live is passionate about documenting its work. An artist-in-residence accompanies the team on every trip as a means to document the experience and provide an opportunity to artistically engage the world. Description: The contents of this video highlight the health initiative program at Learn to Live. This program provides primary health care and early interventions in four villages of North Sulawesi: Beringin, Sapa, Bunkan and Likupang. The video illustrate the disease burden experienced by children in Likupang. Three specific disease cases are featured: a foot infection, severe malnutrition and an ear infection. These cases represent the typical disease profile seen in the mobile clinics: children with acute and easily preventable conditions that are exacerbated by a lack of healthcare. Conclusion: This video documents the disease burden faced by Children in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Learn To Live is committed to improving the lives of these children and their families. This commitment includes the process of documenting and capturing the Learn To Live experience.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Clinical medicine applied in public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the burden of childhood illness in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Explain the typical disease burden experienced by children in this area. Demonstrate the need for increased access to primary healthcare for children and their families.

Keyword(s): Children, Primary Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director of the Media Department at Learn To Live. I have approximately 7 years of freelance cinematographer experience and I am proficient in photography and film. Moreover, I have nearly 4 years of experience producing and editing film and have several published photography pieces.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.