MSF has been supporting COVID-19 preparedness in two health centres in Labuan and Carita sub-districts in Banten province, West Java.
This includes support of waste management, ventilation, training in correct use of personal protective equipment, overall infection prevention and control, and the establishment of standard operating procedures.
Health promotion continues with features such as information points and a new WhatsApp group. Handwashing facilities have been installedin both Labuan and Carita have also been installed. MSF is also providing surveillance, contact tracing, and home quarantine support to the COVID-19 task force in the Labuan and Carita sub-district and village levels.
With local government restrictions now eased, MSF has been able to resume adolescent health activities in Banten, now reorganised to adhere to national guidelines on COVID-19 prevention including physical distancing. The main activity is home visits by midwives to adolescents with an at-risk pregnancy or due to soon give birth. MSF is also providing remote mental health support to ongoing patients by phone call or text.