Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Disaster Mitigation

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.