The monitoring process of children’s health (nutrition fulfillment) carried out by Puskesmas (Community Health Center/ CHC) officials as front personnel of health services for local communities is not well implemented yet. In addition, the unavailability of the early warning system for the identification of child malnutrition had worsen the problem. It is primarily caused by less accurate patient recording system within CHCs, as well as ineffective and inefficient data reporting since the process is carried out manually. This research proposes an alternative early detecting system of child malnutrition within a number of regions in which CHCs are located based on the development of web-based system for the child malnutrition surveillance and integrated into an Internet network to facilitate its usage by medical personnel. The system is mainly aimed to ease CHC officials to input such systematic patient data that it is relatively fast to identify if there is a possible indication of child malnutrition within a particular area. The system is expected to be an early warning detector of children malnutrition cases and assist the head of health authority as a decision maker to take initiatives accordingly. Recommendations from the system are made available for users following which, health authority and the public can monitor the operation of the system directly by accessing the output data from the nutritional status study of a certain area.
- Child malnutrition
- Information system