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.


  • 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 



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.




Lowongan Kerja: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer di Plan International Indonesia Foundation

Plan International Indonesia Foundation (YPII) is responding to the Palu Earthquake and Tsunami disaster on an Orange 2 alert level. The approved Emergency Response Plan (ERP)  ”Meeting The Spesific Needs of Girls and Boys in the Tsunami Affected Areas in Central Sulawesi  Island” is for 11 months period and will focusing on GIRLS AND BOYS PROTECTION AND EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES. YPII will be committed to better understand the varied needs of girls and boys, men and women, and have those needs and suggestion for responding as a core component to any sectors design and implementation. In addition, YPII’s response will be committed to reaching the most vulnerable families by emphasizing the needs of women and girls. Recognizing that women and girls are vulnerable and disproportionately suffer from various forms of abuse and exploitation, the program will seek to actively engage them in program design, planning, implementation, and monitoring.

Due to new organizational  Emergency Response Project,  Yayasan Plan International  Indonesia is looking for  dynamic staff  to be based in Palu for the position:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


Dimensions of Role: 

Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports Responsible to establish monitoring framework and database of project, implementation and monitoring evaluation at the District.  Will proactively support Project Manager (PM) to measuring progress, achievement, best practices, lesson learned as well as gaps and challenges.

Typical Responsibilities

Responsible for establishing high quality monitoring and evaluation project Contribute to the design and implementation of Project MER Plan, including suggesting revisions and refinement; Assist in developing survey instruments and methodology including baseline survey, endline survey and any other instrument that which was relevant to the Project; Analyze and summarize performance monitoring data on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for project in updates and reports; Participate in presentation of such updates and reports to project management, government at district and provincial level and the local implementing partner of project; Oversee the collection, analysis, and management of Project related performance data; Ensure that all data collected and analyzed by the local implementing partner meets minimum quality standards according to Plan standards of data quality; Lead workshops/training for project team, and local implementing partner regarding indicator definitions, acceptable means of verification refer to the logframe document; Supports other DRM projects to improve monitoring & evaluation quality that provided by each project holders regularly

Communication and reporting Lead in monitoring to target project location in 2 district of Central Sulawesi, and facilitate discussion and coordination with partner; Responsible for post distribution monitoring and child-friendly feedback mechanism in place including its process and analysis; Maintain communication with all project team on monitoring result and follow up action; Monitor project progress (outcomes and results) ; Support PM to prepare progress reports for internal Plan use to DRM NPM in quarterly basis and/or other basis if needed; Support PM to prepare informative and high quality donor reports; Collaborate with communications team on development project documentation; Communicate about the program with outside parties; Represent Plan in relevant cluster / network meeting at district level

Qualifications for this position  Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Statistic, Public Health, Social, Training, or related field.

Core competencies: Skills:At least 2 years working with international NGOs or international organizations; At least 2 years experience in monitoring and evaluation task; Understanding of donor environment and ability to raise funds and support; Ability and willingness to undertake frequent travel; Ability to deploy at short notice; Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); strong negotiation and facilitation skills; Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and to multi-task; Ability to work in insecure and difficult environments  Understand well on program cycle: planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects Commitment to child rights and CCCD implementation Experience in conducting studies, data analysis and report-writing

All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.

Please submit your letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae in English by email not later than May 3, 2019  to: HRD.Indonesia@plan-international.org

Please fill the ‘subject’ column of the e-mails in this format: (The Position)–(Your Name). File attachment not later than 1MB. 


Yayasan Plan International Indonesia seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly girls, women, and people with disability. We encourage people form diverse backgrounds and experiences, particularly women and people with disability to apply

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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Lowongan Kerja: District Coordinator – Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) – Project HOPE

Project HOPE membuka lowongan kerja sebagai District Coordinator – Maternal Neonatal Child Health. Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization, providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves.  We are registered as a Yayasan (Foundation) in Indonesia.   

We are currently looking for candidates for the position of:

District Coordinator – Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH)

Location: Bandung & Banyumas

Reports To: Program Manager-MNCH

Supervisory Responsibility: yes

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of Program Manager, the District Coordinator will be responsible to provide support to programs on Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) at the district level. The District Coordinator will assist in implementing program on scaling best practices on MNCH in the selected district.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1.     Assist the Program Manager in implementing the scale-up of comprehensive package of MNCH interventions in selected districts/provinces.

2.     Assist in project assessment, training, supervision, and monitoring and evaluation to facilitate scale-up in the district through MoH.

3.     Implement monitoring methodology and tools for quality assurance of all aspects of program scale-up and collect data and report.

4.     Support district authorities in the implementation of MNCH packages using best practices and successful approaches.

5.     Assist in building capacity of health care professionals on MNCH

6.     Report to the manager weekly and monthly on the district progress.

7.     Any other work assigned by the supervisor.


1. Minimum 3-5 years of similar experience in the field of Public Health/MCH with government, private sector and/or NGOs.

2. Technical knowledge, programmatic experience on MNCH and related public health Programs will be preferred

3. Bachelor’s degree in community medicine, social science or related public health degrees

4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

5. Excellent organizational, planning and coordination skill

6. Demonstrative ability to multitask

7. Strong computer skills

8. Fluency in English and local language is preferable

9. Willing to travel within the district and sometime outside the district.

Application Deadline: Last date of receiving applications is April 5, 2019. However, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as there is a suitable match. Hence, interested candidates are encouraged to apply at the earliest

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a Covering Letter mentioning the job title in the subject line along with their recent CV as a word document attachment to email: yphjakarta@gmail.com

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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Policy Brief: Family Planning High Impact Practices Can Improve Outcomes For Population, Health, and Environment Programs

Experts in the family planning sector have developed a set of evidence-based practices—known as Family Planning High Impact Practices (HIPs)—that improve family planning and reproductive health program outcomes (see Box 1). HIPs can also be applied in development programs that integrate multiple sectors at the community level, including family planning. A promising opportunity exists to expand the use of HIPs within population, health, and environment (PHE) projects.

PHE projects are integrated community-based projects that reach populations in ecologically rich areas with activities that improve reproductive and other health services and support the sustainable use of natural resources. They are typically located in remote communities where unmet need for family planning is often high.

When PHE projects use HIPs in their work, they can direct their family planning resources more effectively to achieve greater impact. Strengthening the awareness of and knowledge base between HIPs and PHE projects allows for the sharing of family planning best practices. Using HIPs in remote areas also feeds information back to the HIPs evidence base to show how PHE projects help serve the family planning needs of rural communities.

This brief illustrates how more robust and purposeful use of HIPs can lead to better family planning outcomes for PHE projects, and how PHE projects’ use of specific HIPs provides a valuable opportunity to enhance the HIP knowledge base.

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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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