The Counselor Continues to Share Knowledge Amid The Pandemic for Babies and Pregnant Women

The Counselor Continues to Share Knowledge Amid The Pandemic for Babies and Pregnant Women

#BersamaMelawanCovid19 - The conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic did not hide the spirit of sharing among partners and communities assisted by Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI). Fedelia Susanti Rebu (30) is one of WVI's partner who has this passion to maintain children's immunity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Santi, as she is usually called, is an IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) facilitator who works in the working area of Watukapu Community Health Center in Ngada Regency, NTT. As an IYCF facilitator, Santi has several times provided training to integrated health post cadres, provided orientation related to  IYCF, and several times provided IYCF  material in various activities at the sub-district level.

Now, after some time facilitating orientation, training, and outreach activities, Santi is back to conducting PMBA counseling to the community even during the pandemic era.

Even so, Santi admits that she rarely does counseling because of her busy duty at the ER. However, during this pandemic, he realized that fulfilling the nutrition of pregnant women and baduta was very important to maintain body immunity so that he could avoid the spread of Covid-19.

"I also feel embarrassed that I have gained knowledge, but have not practiced it in the field," said Santi. He added, "Because it is the responsibility of a counselor to share the knowledge that has been obtained, especially now that we are in the midst of a pandemic crisis. Hopefully, pregnant women (pregnant women) can meet the nutritional needs of themselves and their fetuses. "

Dominica S. Boki (20) is one of the people she taught during this pandemic. This woman who is 3 months pregnant receives counseling related to the nutrition and health of pregnant women. Through counseling, which has begun to be active again, Santi hopes that she can continue to provide counseling to the community.

"Hopefully there is no obstacle, being able to attend every posyandu is sufficient in Inegena Village so that they can always provide material or socialization about 1000 HPK, provide counseling, as well as be able to practice together with the presentation or portion of pregnant women and nursing mothers," she hoped.

Written by: Engelina Halim, Health Coordinator Nagekeo-Ngada Program Area Wahana Visi Indonesia

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