Implementation of Biodesign process to Identify Unmet Needs of Tuberculosis Patients in Indonesia

Melinda Siswanto, Gabriella Thimoty, Jonathan Hendrik Bera
2021 Indonesian Journal of Life Sciences  
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease mainly caused by Mycobacteria tuberculosis. It affects the respiratory system and may spread to the other organ. Due to the nature of the bacteria, infection of this species may cause a long-term TB, causing it a challenge for a full clearance. The disease has existed throughout the history, and BCG vaccine has been developed to control the spreading. Most developed countries have successfully eradicated TB. However, Indonesia is currently ranked
more » ... place for this disease, making it as a pressing matter to eradicate. This study is conducted to investigate and gather deep insights about the problems in eradicating TB in Indonesia. Identify part of the biodesign method is employed in the study to elucidate the complexity of healthcare issue of TB in Indonesia. The study discovered that there are three pillars' sectors need to be addressed: education, healthcare facilities and services, and government. For successful eradication, synergistic approach to all pillars at the same time are essential. The needs statements formulated in this study could be the stem of innovation in TB.
doi:10.54250/ijls.v3i1.123 fatcat:jfayp4br2ne5ped5n5bd5a5dii