Mapping healthy aisles in Makassar city, Indonesia: implications for community empowerment

Gac Sanit. 2021;35 Suppl 1:S42-S45. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2020.12.012.


Objective: The purpose of this paper was to map healthy aisles in Makassar City and how its implication is for community empowerment.

Method: This research was a descriptive survey. One hundred and sixty aisles in Rappocini and Ujung Tanah Sub-Districts, Makassar were surveyed.

Results: The development of healthy aisles is under maintenance of Puskesmas (Public Health Center) consisting of 20 aisles of 117 aisles in Puskesmas Kassi-Kassi and 3 aisles of 43 aisles in Puskesmas Pattingalloang. Ten healthy aisles indicators were established: aisles's cleanliness, beauty, drainage, garbage transportation, utilization, Siskamling (neighborhood security system), Non-Smoking Area (Kawasan Tanpa Rokok=KTR), active Posyandu (Integrated Health Post), the presence of educational media and the existence of working groups (Pokja).

Conclusions: Based on 10 healthy aisles indicators, aspects of beauty, educational media, and aisles work group activity need to be strengthened, while others need to be maintained and even improved.

Keywords: Community empowerment; Healthy aisles; Mapping.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Indonesia
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*