About Makassar

Makassar is the capital city of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Makassar is the largest metropolitan city in East Indonesia. This city is inhabited  by many tribes, such as Makassar, Bugis, Toraja and Mandar. This city is also called as "Kota Daeng" or "Kota Anging Mammiri". This city also offers many interesting tourist spots to visit. Makassar is also known as a culinary spot, Several traditional foods you should try when visiting this city are Coto Makassar, Pisang Epe, Pisang Ijo, Pallu Basa, Pallu Butung, and many more.

What Is HSF?

Medical Research Youth Club (MYRC) is an organization which is concentrated in scientific field, one of its missions is to actualize scientific atmosphere by conducting a scientific event which invites medical students around the world to compete. This event is conducted as a media for members of MYRC to introduce and feel the atmosphere of national and international scientific competitions. These activities are held annually and has been going on for 6 times, was initially implemented in 2010 on the initiative of the Executive Director MYRC at the time. Therefore, HSF has been successfully held nationally for 6 years and this year we will start to reach international students abroad.

Why Gastroenterohepatology?

Gastroenterohepatology is a combination of several disciplines, which are interconnected. According to the WHO in 2013, diarrheal diseases (gastroenteritis) is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Each year, diarrhea kills about 760,000 children under five. Globally, there are approximately 1.7 billion cases of diarrhea each year. Diarrhea is a major cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. Diarrhea can last several days, and can result loss of water and salts that are needed for our body. Most people who die from diarrhea actually die from severe dehydration and fluid loss. Malnourished or have immunocompromised children as well as people living with HIV are most at risk of life-threatening diarrhea.