On 21 st April 2018, AMSA-Unpad held their Event of The Year: ARUNIKA. EOTY is a social program that is annually held by all AMSA local chapters as mandated by AMSA-Indonesia Community Outreach division. This year’s theme is Gerakan Masyarakat Sehat or better known as GERMAS. This theme is chosen in order to support the Health Ministry of Indonesia’s program. GERMAS is a national movement initiated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia that promotes promotive and preventive efforts, without putting aside curative-rehabilitative efforts by involving all components of the nation in promoting the healthy paradigm. GERMAS nationally began by focusing on three activities, namely:
1) Performing physical activities 30 minutes per day,
2) Eating fruits and vegetables; and
3) Routine health checks.
(source: http://www.depkes.go.id/article/view/16111500002/germas-wujudkan-indonesia- sehat.html)
AMSA-Unpad held their EOTY at MI Husainiyah, Cicalengka, Bandung. ARUNIKA started in the morning and was opened with aerobic exercise for women and children to fulfill the first point of GERMAS which is exercise. Next, the children was given a picture of fruits and vegetables that they have to colour, the drawings can then be exchanged with fresh fruits that they can eat, this implement the second point which is eating fruits and vegetables. We also provided free blood pressure check for the students’ parents and interviewed them about implementation of GERMAS in their family, this is done in line with the third point as well as to evaluate the application of GERMAS. After that, dr. Yenni Zuhairini, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, provided a counseling about how to live a healthy life.
Hopefully this event was useful in educating the community to implement GERMAS in their life. Let’s build a better and healthier Indonesia together! See you on the next EOTY.
Friendship, Science, Action