Universitas Muhammadiyah Gorontalo (UMGO) lecturers attended the inauguration of the Healthy Regency Forum (FKKS), Wednesday (14/09). The newly inaugurated FKKS Gorontalo was for the two years ahead, in the 2022-2024 period. On this occasion, the Gorontalo Regent, Nelson Pomalingo inaugurated the FKKS members. There was also a discussion of stunting at the regional level in Orasawa Restaurant, Limboto.
The UMGO lectures recently inaugurated were Dr. Talha Dangkua as the Vice-Chairman; Ns Andi Akifa Sudirman MKep, the Secretary; Ns Dewi Modjo MKep, the Treasurer; and Ns Harismayanti MKep, Ns Ani Retni MKep, and Ns Sofiyah Tri Indriyaningsih MKep as the members.
The Regent Nelson Pomalingo after the inauguration expressed his expectation. “I hope Gorontalo Healthy Regency Forum can elevate the coordination, communication, and collaboration in healthcare services. Moreover, the forum will also become education and advocacy in healthy regency realization, including acceleration to reduce stunting, child and maternal mortality, and tuberculosis prevalence,” he said.
In an interview, Andi Akifa Sudirman MKep, the Secretary of FKKS, mentioned that the Nursery Science study program involved lecturers in child care and maternity department. Because, the forum was expected to be a medium to implement the Four Values (Catur Dharma) of Higher Education Institutions, especially in community services.
“We hope that we can participate in finding the solutions for varied health issues. For example, stunting, and child and maternal mortality. We will also contribute to the healthcare improvement, especially in Gorontalo regency towards a healthy and independent regency,” she hoped. The Deputy of Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Regional Government Organization boards, sub-district heads in Gorontalo, academician from UNG attended the inauguration ceremony.