Integration of spatial characteristic to health services for improvement of children health

Irene Sondang Fitrinitia, Esty Suyanti, Purnawan Junadi, Hardya Gustada

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Abstract

Health issues are always related with environment condition. Regarding urban context, city has a double burden diseases in addition to infectious diseases as well as for degenerative diseases because life's pattern in city increasingly aggravating. Environmental risk factors are related to the type of diseases, evidently. Hence, in realization these several kind of diseases is not comparable and proportional to the number and coverage of health services. In particular children health, their growth is very sensitive to environment exposures. So environment factors could be the important aspects that consider with the children activities. At least, it happened in Depok City, one of middle city where close to the capital city of Indonesia. Through this research we would like to see the relevance of urban spatial elements especially the environmental aspects with the health risk factors of children compared to the number of health services and their coverage. In addition, we will also conduct spatial mapping of Depok City against the risk factors of children's health on the urban environment. The methodology that we used was a mix method between qualitative through FGD and quantitative including GIS. Based on the findings, it is known that the health risk including children due to the decrease of environmental character in Depok is divided into three classes that are dominated in high risk class. However, health facilities such as hospitals, Puskesmas (small hospitals), treatment services are low in coverage. This suggests that there is less integration between the spatial characteristics of the region and urban planning specifically related to health issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Volume17
Issue number61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Middle city
  • Peri-urban
  • Water sensitive city
  • Water supply

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