7 Oct 2019 //

Together We Achieve More, Celebrating 5 Years of INDOHUN

Over the course of 5 years, INDOHUN has collaborated with multiple partners and achieved many incredible things. We hope that this is only the beginning of our journey together in improving One Health in our beloved country, Indonesia.

Global Health True Leaders

Global Health True Leaders is a training is designed to prepare participants in facing global health challenges that require collaboration and coordination of related countries in dealing with health issues. This activity was attended by students from Asian countries with various disciplines and scientific backgrounds. Since 2014, GHTL has trained 13 batches with a total of 634 participants from various disciplines and regions, including Makassar, Bukittinggi, Kupang, Bali, Pontianak, Sibolangit, and Yogyakarta. Not only from Indonesia, GHTL was also attended by participants from various countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal and China.

Global Health Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy (GHD) to improve leadership, diplomacy, and negotiation skills of health workforce. GHD trains the participants to apply multisector collaboration approach in global health advocacy, disaster epidemiology, health policy, international development, disaster journalism, political communication, and political negotiations and lobbying. GHD has trained 3 batches since 2017 with a total of 95 health diplomats who came from not only health background, but also national/local government representatives and also PhD students from multidisciplinary sciences. They come from various countries including Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Timor Leste.

Infectious Disease Management Training

Infectious Disease Management Training is an outbreak investigation training with One Health approach for field epidemiologists. Established in 2017, this 2-month-training has successfully improved the skill and knowledge of 33 field epidemiology officers from West Sumatra Province and 4 districts/cities in West Sumatra province (Padang Pariaman City, Payakumbuh Regency, Limapuluh Regency City, and Regency of Pesisir Selatan). in total, 123 graduates from the Puskesmas, Puskeswan, Health Office, Agriculture Office, Regional Government, Labkesda, in 10 regencies/cities in Yogyakarta and West Sumatra Provinces. Through this training, INDOHUN hopes that the spirit of handling outbreaks, especially zoonotic diseases, can be implemented in all regions in Indonesia within the next five years.

Thriving in Social Media

INDOHUN uses multiple platform to campaign about One Health to wider audiences, including academicians, government, and public. Our Instagram @indohun.id now has more than 3.700 followers with weekly impression of more than 15,000. INDOHUN also build an online platform to promote public health through @situsehatdotcom followed by more than 3,300 people. Our Facebook account is followed by 1,844 people and our newsletter iUpdate has been followed by more than 2000 accounts. These newsletter respondent get weekly information from us regarding current outbreaks, global health situation, latest health technology, and many more.

We also have EMERGING magazine which now reaches its fourth edition and has been published more than 655 exemplars. We have 39 talented and experienced resources who contribute to our EMERGING magazine. The online version of EMERGING has been accessed more than 2,700 times, read by all of our INDOHUN networks around Indonesia, and has total of 14,366 impressions.

Collaborative Research

We believe that collaboration can accelerate our progress towards a better change for Indonesia’s overall health situation. Thus, we initiated several collaborative research, including Diseases Emergence and Economic Evaluation of Altered Landscape (DEAL) which produces 5 policy briefs, 2 community guidelines, 3 trainings and workshops, also 3 new research proposals. We also collaborated with Universitas Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, and Bogor Agricultural Institute to study about the water quality and community health condition of Citarum river in a project called Citarum Harum. Not only that, we also collaborated with University of Edinburgh to study about Work Based Placement. We also joined the big consortium of Childhood Infection and Pollution in Slum Area study aimed to understand infectious diseases, AMR, and pollution level in Indonesia, India, and China. Also, we strengthen the surveillance in Southeast Asia, Africa, and West Europe through Inter-Network Project.