10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights “SRHR in Asia Pacific: 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Vision and 2020 Realities”

APCRSHR10 Cambodia will be hosted in SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA MAY 26-29, 2020.

Hosted by the Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), an indigenous Cambodian NGO with over two decades of experience in service provision, health education, community programs, and advocacy.

APCRSHR is the largest regional biennial gathering of experts and practitioners working in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Asia Pacific, including representatives of civil society, youth networks, academia, government, media, private firms, and development partners.

The conference will explore the theme SRHR in Asia Pacific: 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Vision and 2020 Realities through six main tracks:

The conference is organized as a joint collaboration between a National Steering Committee and an International Steering Committee featuring leading national and international organizations, educational institutions, advocacy and grassroots organizations, and experts in the field of SRHR, and a Youth Steering Committee of emerging leaders and advocates.

The conference will be held in Siem Reap, a premiere global tourism destination. Every year, more than two million people travel to the charming northern city to visit Angkor Wat, a treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site and Guinness World Record holder as the largest religious structure ever built. Siem Reap also boasts a flourishing culinary scene, bustling nightlife, a variety of artistic and cultural activities, a convenient, well-connected international airport, and a range of accommodation options, including budget-friendly hostels and guest houses, mid-range boutique hotels, and several luxury resorts. 

Additional logistical details will be supplied soon.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES & FEES (USD

  • Very Early = 1st February to 30th June 2019 
  • Early = 1st July to 30th November 2019
  • Regular = 1st December 2019 to 30th April 2020
  • Onsite = 1st May to 27th May 2020
  • Youth = Under 24 years old by 27th May 

KEY DATES

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT

Conference Delegates

  • Network with influential and innovative SRHR experts and practitioners 
  • Gain impactful knowledge, new ideas, and strengthened skills
  • Share your research and products with an esteemed international audience
  • Advocate on behalf of and seek support for SRHR issues

Satellite Sessions & Exhibition Booths 

  • Directly deliver your message to hundreds of regional stakeholders
  • Heighten awareness of best practices
  • Showcase the unique accomplishments of your organization
  • Advertise your products and services
  • Seek regional consensus on key issues 

Please note that additional details and cost schedules for satellite sessions and exhibitions booths will be released soon.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE 

REGISTER, SUBMIT ABSTRACTS, & LEARN MORE: APCRSHR10CAMBODIA.ORG

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, & SPECIAL REQUESTS: APCRSHR10RHAC@GMAIL.COM

Bagaimana sebenarnya Potret & Perilaku Millennial Indonesia saat ini?

Millennial menentukan wajah Indonesia ke depan. Menurut data Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (Bappenas) ada 63 juta millennial,  atau penduduk usia 20 – 35 tahun. Mereka ada di usia produktif. Besarnya jumlah penduduk millennial saat ini dapat menjadi tantangan dan peluang bagi Indonesia, terutama bagi target Indonesia menembus status negara berpendapatan tinggi di tahun 2045 dan memberikan standar kehidupan yang lebih tinggi bagi masyarakat. Kuncinya adalah memahami perilaku millennial dan mendorong mereka agar menjadi roda penggerak ekonomi Indonesia. 

Bagaimana sebenarnya potret & perilaku Millennial Indonesia saat ini? 

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Expanding Markets While Improving Health In Indonesia: Private Health Sector Market in the JKN Era

Indonesia’s private health sector has seen robust growth over the last decade, in alignment with the overall Indonesian economy. Indonesia’s economy hasperformed well and is expected to continue to grow at around 5 percent per year to 2020 (International Monetary Bank, 2017). Industries, including healthcare, have benefited from robust domestic demand. As the middle class has grown, demand for health services has also increased. With a growing and young population, social investments to generate a productive workforce can have multiplicative effects on economic growth.

Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme, JKN, supports the government’scommitment to ensuring a healthy population. Law 24 of 2011 established the national health insurance agency (BPJS-K), and JKN, rolled out in January 2014, covered approximately 75 percent of the population by April 2018. With the goal of covering 95 percent of the population by January 2019, JKN is rapidly increasing access to and demand for health services, especially for the poor and the near-poor (defined as the bottom 40 percent of the population by income).

The Government of Indonesia embarked on a comprehensive assessment ofJKN’s impact to assess the scheme’s achievements and areas that needstrengthening. Coordinated by the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Health Policy Plus project (HP+), this study assessed the scheme through four key perspectives: payer, patient, provider, and private sector. It aimed to understand thescheme’s value for money given other demands on government spending. The evidence generated should inform policymakers to refine, put in place, or remove policies so that the scheme can achieve universal coverage by 2019 while ensuring the scheme’s sustainabilityand improved access to healthcare for the population, especially the bottom 40 percent.

Responding to the growing healthcare needs of the population will require strong partnership between the government and the private health sector. BPJS- K has contracted with private hospitals and clinics since scheme initiation, and as of September 2017, 1,335 private hospitals (approximately 78 percent of private hospitals registered with the Ministry of Health) (Ministry of Health Database, N.D.) were offering health services through the scheme, making up 60 percent of all contracted hospitals (Idris, 2017). The Indonesian health system relies on private manufacturers and importers for essential drugs and medical devices. The significant increase in the population with ability to pay through a national health insurance scheme is a business opportunity. Prior to JKN, civil servants and formal sector employees had government-run insurance schemes that provided them access to health services through a limited set of private providers. JKN brought the poor and near-poor into the market, providing them with a benefit package equal to those previously only offered to the formal sector. The Government of Indonesia has invested heavily in JKN to improve health outcomes and provide financial protection for its citizens. Furthermore, it hoped the scheme would motivate health sector growth with additional employment opportunities and lead to a healthier workforce and a more productive economy. Various policies have been put in place to incentivize the private health sector market.

This report assesses whether the Government’s intentions are being fulfilled through its current policies. Are the health facility gaps being filled through the private sector, and is the presence of a large single-payer program crowding private investment? Has the monopsonistic nature of BPJS-K and the concentration of purchasing power negatively affected the health sector? To assess the impact of JKN on the private sector, HP+/TNP2K posed the following three key research questions:

  •   What has been the impact of JKN on providers?
  •   Are the reimbursement processes (rates, performance adjustments, mechanism)attractive and fair for providers?
  •   Has the total market for healthcare in Indonesia increased choice and competition due to JKN?

This report focuses primarily on how the total market for healthcare has shifted due to JKN. To answer the first two research questions, HP+/TNP2K conducted a private hospital survey. The survey captured changes in services from 2013 (pre-JKN initiation) to 2016 (post-JKN initiation), such as patient volume, services offered, and human resources. Furthermore, it illuminated the private hospital sector’s perspectives on how thereimbursement rates are influencing services provision. These insights are primarily captured in the Private Hospital Survey Report. Looking beyond the healthcare providers, the third research question focuses on how the total market has changed due to JKN, and whether that has increased choice and competition and has motivated improvement in healthcare quality, patient experience, and cost containment.

This study focused on the healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device manufacturers. Understanding that the private health sector market is composed of a variety of players beyond these three, such as diagnostic service providers, importers and distributors, and medical training institutions, this assessment took a deeper look into subsectors that JKN directly impacts (i.e., directly paid by BPJS-K) and have direct impact on the financial sustainability of JKN (i.e., major cost drivers). Accordingly, private hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical devices manufacturers were the primary focus of this analysis, with supplemental insights into private health insurance.

The following chapters are organized by these three major private health subsectors. Each chapter starts with a rationale for the subsector’s analysis focus and summarizes the subsector and government or JKN regulations and systems that have an effect on the subsector players. We then analyze whether the incentives placed by JKN and its policies are appropriately directing the private markets toward the intended effects. We conclude each chapter with a set of policy recommendations that can further incentivizeprivate sector investments into health to achieve JKN’s policy objective of improved access tohigh-quality healthcare, especially for the poor and near-poor. The conclusion summarizes the trends seen across the private health sector as a whole, incorporating learning fromSouth Korea and Canada’s single-payer programs to draw out insights that could informimprovements to Indonesia’s system, and recommends policy changes that could ensure a robust private health sector remains to partner with the Government of Indonesia to grow and expand access to care.

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Monitoring the Building Blocks of Health Systems: a Handbook of Indicators and their Measurement Strategies

In recent years, significant progress has been achieved in delivering health-related interventions that are designed to achieve goals relating to improving maternal and child health, and reducing mortality and ill-health due to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It is increasingly apparent, however, that the gains have been neither universal nor sufficiently broad-based and sustainable.

While this increased attention to the strengthening of health systems is welcome, it would not be sustainable in the absence of a sound monitoring strategy that enables decision-makers to accurately track health progress and performance, evaluate impact, and ensure accountability at country and global levels. Moreover, the use of results-based financing mechanisms by major global donors has created a further demand for timely and reliable data. There is also increasing in-country demand for data in the context of annual health sector reviews. 

Information is needed to track how health systems respond to increased inputs and improved processes, and the impact they have on improved health indicators. This implies the need to define core indicators of health system performance while developing and implementing appropriate sustainable measurement strategies to generate the required data. However, on the supply side, there are major gaps in data availability and quality. Few developing countries are able to produce data of sufficient quality to permit the regular tracking of progress in scaling-up health interventions and strengthening health systems. Data gaps span the range of “input”, “process”, “output”, “outcome” and “impact” indicators: e.g. few countries carry out regular national health accounts studies; data on the availability and distribution of health workers are often incomplete, inaccurate and out of date; few countries have systems that can monitor service delivery; and data on population access to essential services are limited.

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Global Action for Physical Activity 2018-2030

Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. It also helps prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity and can improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. Yet, much of the world is becoming less active. As countries develop economically, levels of inactivity increase. In some countries, these levels can be as high as 70%, due to changing transport patterns, increased use of technology, cultural values and urbanization.

Failure to act to increase levels of physical activity will see related costs continue to rise, with negative impacts on health systems, the environment, economic development, community well-being and quality of life.

This new global action plan to promote physical activity responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all levels. The plan sets out four objectives and recommends 20 policy actions that are universally applicable to all countries and address the multiple cultural, environmental and individual determinants of inactivity.

Effective implementation will require bold leadership combined with cross-government and multisectoral partnerships at all levels to achieve a coordinated, whole-of-system response.

The World Health Organization will support countries to scale up and strengthen their response with evidence-based policy solutions, guidelines and implementation tools, and will monitor global progress and impact.

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Review of Evidence Series: Health and Economic Costs of Tobacco in Indonesia

Development of public policy on tobacco control at national and local levels based on current evidence is needed. Indonesia faces a challenge of Non Communicable Diseases that dominates the morbidity and mortality statistics in the last few years and threaten the community health and economic security of the country; as well as causes negative impact to the Indonesian Health System and the National Health Insurance Program.

This Review is a collaborative effort from scholars in several institutions to bring together the available information on healthand economic costs from verifiable data sources, as well as from unclassified yet authentic sources, and provide a brief analysis ofcurrent country situation.

The Review is presented in Seven Chapters as follows:

Chapter 1 : Introduction – provides an overview, background and objectives of the Review

Chapter 2 : Tobacco Consumption in Indonesia – based on latest data and information from Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS), Global Youth Tobacco Survey and other sources

Chapter 3 : Health Risk of Tobacco Consumption – cover Nicotine, Carbon Monoxide, Tar, Clove and other additives

Chapter 4 : Health Impact Due to Tobacco

Chapter 5 : Economic Costs – cover macro level (Burden of Disease Attributable to Tobacco in Indonesia, direct and indirect costs) and Micro Level: cost of purchasing cigarettes

Chapter 6 : Discussions

Chapter 7 : Policy Implication and Recommendations

Hopefully this Review may contribute to the sustainable tobacco control program and to re-design more cost-effective interventions for Indonesia.

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Kiat-Kiat Bikin Infografis Keren

Buku ini menjadi bagian dari upaya Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (Kominfo) dalam mengerakkan masyarakat, terutama kaum muda dan para millenials, untuk lebih berperan aktif dalam pembangunan nasional melalui pembuatan konten-konten positif di internet.

Baca dan Unduh Kiat-Kiat Bikin Infografis Keren di e-Library Promkes.net

Milestones Health Promotion: Statements from Global Conferences

The first International Conference on Health Promotion, meeting in Ottawa this 21st day of November 1986, hereby presents this CHARTER for action to achieve Health for All by the year 2000 and beyond.

This conference was primarily a response to growing expectations for a new public health movement around the world. Discussions focused on the needs in industrialized countries, but took into account similar concerns in all other regions. It built on the progress made through the Declaration on Primary Health Care at Alma-Ata, the World Health Organization’s Targets for Health for All document, and the recent debate at the World Health Assembly on intersectoral action for health.

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Health In All Policies: Seizing Opportunities, Implementing Policies

Health is a human right and a central element of well-being. Health is also an essential prerequisite for the achievement of our governmental goals.

One of our major concerns is to prolong the working life: to ensure that our youth enters work as soon as possible; that we have a healthy, motivated and capable workforce; and that even those close to retirement age maintain their ability to work. We have made major efforts across sectors to prevent social exclusion of young adults, to maintain the work capacity of those outside the workforce and to facilitate the attainment of employment. Health has an intrinsic link to the ability to work: it plays a core role in addressing poverty and social exclusion, and enhances our potential for economic growth and competitiveness. The other side of the coin must not be ignored: we need to ensure that there are employment opportunities for all and that employment conditions and workplaces promote health and prevent ill-health.

Most public policies have the potential to influence health and health equity, either positively or negatively, and many of our societal goals cannot be achieved without a healthy and well-educated population. Finland has a long tradition of working across administrative sectors, and structures and processes have been developed to accomplish this. Open and transparent policy-making is a foundation for good public policies and adequate resources for implementation and monitoring are essential. An educated and well-informed population forms a basis for functional democracy.

We need a good knowledge base to have evidence-informed policy-making. As regards the Health in All Policies, we need assistance from our Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, as well as the institutes subordinate to it, on how best to incorporate health considerations into policy-making in order to reach our goals as a whole, to enhance well-being, and to improve health and reduce inequity.

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Lowongan Kerja: Research & Evaluation Advisor di Yayasan Ipas Indonesia

Yayasan Inisiatif Perubahan Akses menuju Sehat (IPAS) Indonesia, is a local foundation works as affiliation of Ipas global so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care as per Indonesia’s Law. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.  

 

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research & Evaluation Advisor, based in Jakarta Office. Position is open for Indonesian nationality only.

 

The Research & Evaluation (R&E) Advisor is responsible for providing technical and managerial leadership and strategic direction for Ipas Indonesia’s research, monitoring and evaluation efforts and collaborating with the NC-based technical and program units to ensure high-quality processes and methodologies. Additionally, this position manages R&E team members in the country office and guarantees that best practices are implemented in all R&E activities. The R&E Advisor will ensure that data are shared and used by internal and external audiences through routine review of findings and through dissemination via national and international conferences and publications.  

 

Responsibilities

·     Provide technical and managerial oversight of the implementation of R&E systems, including data collection, data management and documentation, and results reporting; 

·     Ensure quality control and consistency with Ipas global standards for R&E; 

·     Lead ongoing strategic review and use of R&E findings for program assessment and improvement;

·     Support the development and implementation of in-country program monitoring system, to ensure achievements of milestones in good quality and timely implementation of the workplan;

·     Contribute to document preparation for donors and other stakeholders, including data and narrative inputs;

·     Lead the design, ethical approval, implementation, data analysis, reporting, and administrative support for operations/intervention research and evaluation to test program models; 

·     Train staff and consultants in R&E data collection and processing; 

·     Supervise Yayasan Ipas Indonesia R&E staff, consultants and interns; 

·     Maintain regular and ongoing communication with technical and program unit staff in other Yayasan Ipas affiliate’s office and concerned program division of Ministry of Health, Indonesia; 

·     Conduct dissemination of R&E findings, both internally and externally, including workshop organization, report preparation and contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles; 

·     Represent Yayasan Ipas at local, regional and global professional meetings and conferences 

·     Collaborate with other Yayasan Ipas units and country programs to achieve overall organizational objectives 

·     Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of Master’s degree by research in Maternal Health and FP or MPH
  • 8+ years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluation and research in reproductive health programs, preferably working in international organizations. 
  • 5+ years of experience supervising research and/or monitoring and evaluation teams. 
  • Experience in applying research findings to inform the design of community and health facility-based interventions. 
  • Strong quantitative skills, including demonstrated ability in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of quantitative data.. 
  • Strong qualitative research experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability in word processing, spreadsheet (Excel), and statistical computer packages (Epi Info, Stata, SPSS, SAS). Experience with qualitative packages (Atlas.ti, NVivo) desired. 
  • Strong management skills, including experience in project administration, supervision of field staff, and communication among global and national staff and partners. 
  • Strong written and spoken communications skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

·       Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based global environment.

 

How to apply

 

Application shall be sent by email to IndonesiaHR@ipas.org, and indicating the name of the position you are applying as the subject of the email.

Applications shall include cover letter, CV and copy of educational certificates obtained.

 

Application shall be sent by 14 April 2019, at the latest.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.