UIN Jakarta Strengthens the Varsity’s Professor of Environmental Health

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Harun Nasution Auditorium, UIN NEWS Online– UIN Jakarta strengthens Prof Dr Arif H Branch, SKM Kes as Professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FKIK) field of Environmental Health Sciences in the Senate and Assembly of the 99th graduation ceremony at UIN Jakarta in the Auditorium Harun Nasution, Sunday (21/02). Marked by the strengthening of embedding toga professor by the Rector Prof Dr Dede Rosyada MA.

In his inaugural, Dean FKIK the 2015-2019 period conveyed a scientific oration entitled “Restoration of Sanitation on Vector Control Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF)”. In the scientifical oration, Arif warns about the threat of a contagious disease called dengue haemorrhagic fever or more locally known as “Demam Berdara” Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF).

A man born in Jakarta, August 8, 1965, it said that the spread of dengue fever in Indonesia is still relatively high compared to Singapore and Malaysia. In contrast to Indonesia, the two neighboring countries have managed to liberate its citizens from the threat of dengue disease by applying strict regulations and policies effective in suppressing the passage of the two diseases.

The high spread of dengue fever in Indonesia, seen from the number of cases of 3,882 in 2015 to 100 people died. This amount is lower than in 2014, where there were 7244 cases with 197 deaths. “But there are still thousands of cases reflecting the high threat of this disease,” said Post Doctoral participants in Juntend University, Tokyo in 2011 and then this.

Arif’s observations shows, high dengue cases in the country occurred due to the prevention methods of mosquito nest eradication, according to him it is not optimal. Because the PSN method of mosquito eradication is more oriented, which excludes the killing of larvae. “We should pay more attention to getting rid of mosquito larvae because it is considered more effective than smoking,” he explained.

If it is used, Indonesia will still have a potential spread of such diseases. Moreover, citing data from the Ministry of Health, until the end of the 511 districts / cities in Indonesia has the potential to be a development vector of dengue flu. Because 90% of that amount, or 424 districts / cities are endemic dengue flu areas.

“Given the risks it creates, its prevention requires clear steps and optimal methods of procedures,” he said.

Arif also said, the prevention can be done, if we approach it with a restorational and sanitative approach to protect the environment, artificial resources, and various supporting components. Including activation of services, the establishment of regional environmental health, hygiene promotion, and utilization of natural resources such as plants, and will at the same time act as a prevention of other diseases.

“Hopefully, with the restoration of sanitation program, it will freshen/rejuvenate the environmental health, vector control of dengue will be more effective,” he hopes.

Rector Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada MA hope this performance can further motivate the lecturers in producing various academic performances. As a university with a policy of development of Islamic studies and sciences, the concentration of non-Islamic science is also expected to enhance the academic position UIN Jakarta. (Translated by Ihsan/Safee Peters)