Students’ team from Faculty of Medicine UGM succeeded to make achievement in a national scientific competition entitled Diponegoro Medical and Health Scientific Competition 2017. In the event which was held from September 8 until 10, 2017 at Diponegoro University, Semarang, Central Java, they succeeded to become the runner up in the educational video category.
UGM team consisted of Annisa Nurul Pratiwi S., Verrell Christopher Amadeus, and Rasyid Herlambang Wicaksono. They become the runner up winners by submitting an educational video entitled Let’s Be BERANI (Brave) to Prevent Measles and Rubella with Vaccination.
Annisa said this competition was attended by as many as 57 teams from various universities in Indonesia. Those teams competed in five categories which were educational video, scientific essay, literature review, and public poster. In addition, there was also a competition which was attended by high school students.
“In the final stage, we presented our work in the form of educational video regarding the importance of MR vaccination for children,” said Annisa on Friday (15/9) at UGM campus.
MR (Measles-Rubella) vaccine is currently being campaigned by the government. It is freely given by the government for the society from August until September 2017.
“This video production is a form of support towards the government program in order to educate the society regarding the importance of MR vaccine,” she added.
Annisa said MR vaccine is important to prevent measles which is contagious. Therefore, they try to campaign the prevention of measles contagion using BERANI method. It is an Indonesian acronym for Giving Exclusive Breast Milk for the first six months, Making a Nutritious Food Menu, and Giving MR Vaccine since early stage. Moreover, this vaccine can also prevent rubella that can cause disability or Congenital Rubella Syndrome.