The Role of Village Midwives in Improving Community Health in Totallang Village, Lasusua District, North Kolaka Regency
The purpose of this study was to determine the role of village midwives in improving community health in Totallang Village, Lasusua District, North Kolaka District.
The informants of this study were the Government of Totallang Village, the Village Midwives, the Family Welfare Movement Team (PKK) and the community at this village. The number of research informants was 10 people. This type of research was descriptive qualitative. The types of data used was primary data and secondary data with data collection techniques namely observation, interview, and documentation.
The results showed that the roles of village midwives in improving community health in Totallang village, Lasusua sub-district, North Kolaka regency were as follows : 1). Midwifery services which were carried out by village midwives were providing basic services related to midwifery, such as services at the time of delivery, baby health services, and socialization of community family planning programs. The aim of these midwifery services was to reduce maternal and child mortality; 2) The role of village midwives related to public health services were general health check up in the community, nutritious improvement and eradication of infectious diseases; 3) Activities included in health development and community empowerment were community counseling on healthy lifestyles, increasing utilization of health facilities and monitoring, evaluation and reporting; 4) Technical health guidance was carried out in terms of coaching for PKK cadres, coaching for posyandu cadres, coaching for dasawisma members and fostering working groups of environmental health.