Udayana University Collaborates with East Sumba Regency Government in Education and Health Sector

Udayana University collaborates with the East Sumba Regency Government in the fields of education and health, marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding which took place on Tuesday (05/07/2022) in the Language Room, Rectorate Building, Udayana University Campus, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Udayana University and the East Sumba Regency Government was attended by the Rector of Udayana University who was represented by the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information, the Regent of East Sumba, the Vice Dean for Student Affairs Faculty of Medicine Udayana University, Head of UPKS Faculty of Medicine Udayana University and the Head of Protocol and Communications Staff East Sumba Regency Government.

Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information, Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes said that this activity aims to build understanding, implement the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, improve performance indicators at Udayana University, and help issues in the health sector in East Sumba.

The Vice Rector said that this collaboration would be initiated first from the Faculty of Medicine with the placement of resident health workers to be able to carry out independent practical education in East Sumba. "Starting with the expansion of access to education in the East Sumba area, it is also possible for students studying at specialists to practice residency in hospitals in East Sumba," he said.

He hopes that this collaboration can continue in other departments at Udayana University so that it can provide the widest possible benefits, both in the context of developing cooperation and implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education as well as providing benefits to the community in East Sumba in terms of human resources. “Through specialist doctor education, it is hoped that students who continue to specialist can practice independently in East Sumba. On the other hand, if there are doctors from East Sumba who will continue to specialize at Udayana University, of course they will have access so that after graduation they can build and provide benefits for the government and the people of East Sumba," said the Vice Rector.

Meanwhile, the Regent of East Sumba, Drs. Khristofel Praing, M.Sc., said that the East Sumba Government wants to build cooperation with Udayana University in several matters, mainly related to education. He hoped that through this collaboration, the sons and daughters of East Sumba could access the world of education at Udayana University in the fields of health and social sciences.

"We also hope that medical students or residents can help with this crucial issue, namely the heart and womb. The problems in East Sumba in the health sector are stunting, poor nutrition, limited resources and also expert doctors," he said.