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Health app offers HPV vaccination home service

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, April 6, 2018 | 11:08 am
Health app offers HPV vaccination home service

Living a healthy life has become more convenient with the many health apps downloadable from Google Play and App Store. (Shutterstock/a-image)

Living a healthy life has become more convenient with the many health apps downloadable from Google Play and App Store.

Recently, an app called ProSehat (sehat means healthy in Indonesian) launched the campaign #VaccinEASY to raise public awareness of cervical cancer.

According to a statement released by the app, Indonesia is listed as one of the top two countries with the most cervical cancer cases. At least one in two patients suffering from the cancer dies.

The #VaccinEASY campaign aims to spread comprehensive and accurate information about cervical cancer to Indonesian families. The information also includes insights about what causes the cancer and how to avoid contracting the illness.

Two possible preventions include living a healthy lifestyle and getting the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination.

 

WHO merekomendasikan bahwa vaksinasi HPV menjadi program untuk mencegah terjadinya kanker serviks . FDA juga menyetujui vaksinasi hpv dapat dimulai pada usia 9 tahun. Sedangkan The Advisory Committee on Immunzation Practice (ACIP) dan Centre for diagnosis Control Prevention rekomendasikan vaksinasi HPV mulai usia 11-12 tahun . Antibodi HPV 16 dan 18 pada pada usia remaja lebih tinggi 2-3 kali dibandingkan kelompok usia 26-55 tahun. Jadi demi masa depannya lakukan yang terbaik dengan melindungi kesehatannya dari kanker serviks . . . . . #imunisasi #imunisasidewasa #imunisasianak #vaksin #vaksinasianak #vaksinasidewasa #penyakitberbahaya #cegahsakit #kesehatanpria #kesehatanwanita #kesehatankeluarga #ayah #bunda #ibu #anak #aplikasiprosehat #vaccineasy #keluarga #indonesia #dokterkerumah #vaksinkerumah #imunisasikerumah #homevisit #layanankerumah

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Experts from the Indonesian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (INASGO) and the Indonesian Pediatric Society (IDAI) recommend that the HPV vaccine be given to women from the ages of 10 to 55. Unfortunately, some women become reluctant about receiving the vaccination upon seeing the long queues at hospitals.

To address this concern, the ProSehat app together with certain health clinics and doctors are providing a HPV vaccination home service. Users can order the service by installing the ProSehat app on their smartphones, choose their preferred HPV vaccination service, select a doctor and set up their appointment schedule.

Payment for the service can also be made with various methods, including using credit cards and 0 percent installment.

As a marketplace app, in addition to providing the medical consultation feature, ProSehat also enables users to purchase health-related products such as vitamins, herbal medicines, medical equipment and baby needs. The products are provided by partnered pharmacists and health shops with valid operating licenses.

Read also: Jakarta administration promises free cervical cancer test

ProSehat is the brainchild of Dr. Gregorius Bimantoro, who has 12 years of experience in health-related start-ups. His venture was awarded at the Telkom Indigo Awards in 2014, and received the most promising startup in Indonesia title from e27’s Echelon, a flagship platform that empowers insights, connections, talent and funding opportunities for stakeholders of Asia’s tech ecosystem.

Bimantoro was joined by Titus Wiguno, a software engineer with 13 years experience with prominent brands. (mut)

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