PKPU began implementing the Prosmiling program (Program Kesehatan Masyarakat Keliling Terpadu/Prosmiling Terpadu- A Mobile Integrated Community Health Program) in 2000 with the aim of creating easier access to health services for the poor and remote communities through a mobile clinic.
The target regions of this initiative are determined by the observed level of needs, including the proportion of low-income families, a community’s common educational background level and their access to health care services. The low-income families in targeted areas are identified by local stakeholders and receive 150 vouchers (accordingly to the quota) for free medicines and other health related services. Main field activities are:
- Medical care
- General check-up
- Dental care
- Growth screening for toddlers including weighing, monitoring nutritional status, giving supplementary feeding.
- Maternity care, such as ultrasound
- Health education & counseling, to educate the community about healthy & hygienic life
- Building community capacity to monitor growth & nutritional status of toddlers and provide supplementary feeding from local resources.
Mobile health camps occur in community locations (e.g. primary schools) 2 Saturdays each month, cycling through several different rural locations. Typically, 100-250 people (mostly women and children) will show up to each camp. The most common problems found are diarrhea, and skin and joint problems. In order to create demand for their services, Prosmiling normally asks village leaders to encourage the villagers to show up.
The funds for this program are mobilized through tithe donations managed by PKPU. Since 2008, the successes of Prosmiling Terpadu Programs has influenced individual donors to donate in increasing numbers. PKPU plans to expand this program throughout Indonesia.