Djarot Asks City KPAP to Focus on Prevention

Reporter : Budhi Firmansyah Surapati | Editor : Maria Inggita | August 02, 2017 03:18 PM | Hits 243
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Jakarta Governor, Djarot Saiful Hidayat asks Jakarta Provincial Aids Handling Commission (KPAP) to focus on prevention and socialization to group of people who are susceptible to AIDS.

" We must strengthen Community Care to Aids (WPA) group thus the prevention can be focus to susceptible population"

"We must strengthen Community Care to Aids (WPA) group thus the prevention can be focus to susceptible population," he said, Tuesday (8/1).

According to him, WPA can strengthen public awareness towards HIV/AIDS in the neighborhood through families. Thus the number of people in susceptible group can be suppressed.

Not only strengthening WPA, his side will also encourage SKPD in City Government, such as Education Dept., Tourism and Culture Dept. (Disparbud), Empowerment Child Protection and Population Control (PPAPP) Dept., and Health Dept. to be actively involved in socializing HIV/AIDS.

"Several programs in each SKPDs can be synergized with KPAP," he expressed.

Jakarta KPAP Secretary, Asep Syarifudin mentioned, there are 8,648 AIDS sufferers and 45,355 HIV sufferers in Jakarta according to December 2016 data.

"Recently, about 40 percent of them are on treatment. We are worried to encounter iceberg phenomenon of disease, thus prevention needs to be synergized," he closed.