Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Pregnant Women

Direction of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Policy for Pregnant Mothers based on Local Wisdom

Erpita Yanti; Siti Fatimah; Abdul Razak; Yessy Aprihatin

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2189-2196

Various efforts and policies on earthquake mitigation have been carried out by the Government of Pariaman City, but not for pregnant women. Therefore, the direction of the earthquake disaster mitigation policy for pregnant women based on local wisdom is drawn up. This research is analyzed using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) with Policymaking using human resources, maternal and child health, and local wisdom as criteria used in determining policy. The results of priority policies based on local wisdom are as follows: 1) Socialization and preservation of knowledge; 2) determining safe evacuation routes for pregnant women with the assistance of special teams; 3) Improvement of facilities and infrastructure needed by mothers pregnant and child; 4) trauma healing for religiously-based pregnant women; 5) Compilation of Standard Operational Procedures (SOP); 6) Establishment of monitoring groups for pregnant women; 7) Improved coordination between related institutions and program integration in one command; and 8) Security escort in the delivery and distribution of aid facilities, infrastructure, and logistics based on mutual assistance. The eight (8) policies, making cooperation and kinship the basis for implementation, strengthening the role of Ninik Mamak and Bundo Kanduang as a driving figure, and for promotion and socialization of local wisdom.

Stem cell management is truly a primary bio-insurance for the well-being of babies- A study on Indian pregnant women

Swati Chaudhary, Dr. Supriti Agrawal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3403-3418

Background: In recent years, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been shown
in developed countries to have an increasingly important impact on their health status
worldwide. The NCDs are the world's leading cause of death and a significant threat
to public health in developing countries. Almost 71 per cent of deaths worldwide are
individually responsible for non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular
diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic condition. Almost three-fourths patients
with non-communicable diseases have died before the age of 70 and 82% of 16 million
prematurely deaths are in small and average countries are due to NCDs as per the
WHO report 2018. India is undergoing rapid transitions with increase in Noncommunicable
diseases (NCDs), that are resulting into significant rise in morbidity
and mortality in Urban and rural populations.47% of the patients in India are bearing
the treatment cost (Out of Pocket) themselves. Stem cell therapy is becoming the
crucial line of treatment for these diseases. In fact, from last two decades, Stem cells
derived from cord blood were used for treatment of blood disorders, immune systems
and metabolic diseases as an alternative to bone marrow transplants. In 2016, Noncommunicable
diseases (NCDs) control initiative was implemented by the Indian
government to educate about the use of stem cells to treat non-communicable diseases.
Doctors and biotech companies are helping to educate pregnant women to encourage
the use of stem cells so they can decide to store their child's cord blood as needed for
future use. Henceforth, this paper aims for understanding the attitude of Indian
pregnant women for the storage and usage of stem cell that would be a critical bioinsurance
for baby’s well –being