Implementation of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in the Leptospirosis Control in Jeneponto Regency: A Qualitative Approach
Keywords:Leptospirosis, Control, Cross-Sectoral, Jeneponto Regency
Background: Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by leptospira sp. and many are found in
populations of people who live in rural areas. Leptospirosis is also a zoonotic disease that can be endemic
and has adverse economic, social and psychological impacts. Zoonotic disease is closely related to human
health, animals, and also the environment so that in controlling and preventing it is necessary to have the
involvement or cooperation of various parties absolutely.
Objectives: This study aims to determine cross-sectoral partnership through coordination, communication,
and collaboration in the context of controlling leptospirosis in Jeneponto Regency.
Method: This study is a qualitative study with a phenomenological design. The number of informants in
this study were 14 people. Determination of informants obtained by purposive sampling by determining the
criteria of informants who are willing to be interviewed and play an important role in controlling infectious
Results: The findings of this study showed that communication and collaboration during the control of
infectious diseases such as leptospirosis in Jeneponto Regency had been carried out well through a workshop
conducted by the puskesmas by inviting other sectors. However, there are obstacles when coordinating that
health workers sometimes forget to coordinate with the sectors involved to secure the community. So that
the sector is too late to take action when cases occur in the community.
Conclusion: Implementation of cross-sectoral collaboration in controlling leptospirosis has been carried out
with good communication and collaboration.
Suggestions: Health workers need to improve their coordination with all sectors in Jeneponto in order to get
better leptospirosis control.
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