JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) collaborating with Senior Diplomatic Course of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sesparlu Kemlu), conducted a training entitled "Global Health Diplomacy" in Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta. Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) report in 2015, an estimated 2.6 million people in South East Asia became sick with tuberculosis (TB) disease and 784,000 were reported died due to TB. As an acute infectious disease, antibiotics are the main treatment for TB patients but misuse of antibiotics has contributed to a rise in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In 2015, 110,000 TB patients in South East Asia were confirmed as MDR-TB patients. MDR-TB is highly contagious and hard to treat because the disease is resistant to antibiotics.
Dr. Ali Wibisono, International Relations Lecturer at Universitas Indonesia, gave a lecture on geopolitical analysis to build national and international security. The session was a part of Global Health Diplomacy training that was held on August 25-29, 2017 in Jakarta.
In order to prevent and control the increasing burden of MDR-TB and other antimicrobial resistance diseases, INDOHUN gathered 30 young practitioners with health educational background in the Global Health Diplomacy training. They developed policies on antibiotics usage and healthcare. The training that was held on August 25-29, 2017 brought 10 diplomats and lecturers as trainers:
- Dr. Anis Karuniawati, General Secretary of Indonesia Society for Clinical Microbiology, explained the main topic of this training which is anti-microbial resistance (AMR);
- Prof. Makarim Wibisono, former Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations the period 2004-2007, explained the instrument of health diplomacy;
- Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, INDOHUN Coordinator and Professor in Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia, gave an explanation of health diplomacy;
- Prof. Adik Wibowo, former World Health Organization Representative for Myanmar and Nepal, described the impact of national health policy in global health forum;
- Acep Somantri, Head of Foreign Cooperation Bureau Ministy of Health, explained the impact of non-health factors in global health forum;
- Andhika Chrisnayudhanto, Director of Regional Cooperation and Multilateral Deputy III The National Agency for Combating Terrorism, taught how the training participants could write a resolution and make diplomatic speeches;
- Dr. Ali Wibisono, International Relations Lecturer at Universitas Indonesia, gave a lecture on geopolitical analysis to build national and international security;
- Odo Manuhutu, Director of Sesparlu, explained how to develop negotiation manner and strategy as well as social influencing and cultural competence;
- Artauli Tobing, former Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam the period 2004-2007, spoke about diplomatic etiquette;
- Ryan Fathoni, Attache in Sesparlu, gave a talk on the language of meeting.
The training participants held simulation of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) emergency meeting for 3 days in a row. The meeting resulted in draft resolutions to tackle health and security challenges in ASEAN Member States. The training itself directed young practitioners to strategically think in negotiation and decision making. In the long run, Global Health Diplomacy training could prepare new leaders in the health sector that will represent Indonesia in international forum.
Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) is an Indonesia-based academic network specializing in capacity building of One Health workforce. Here we deliver training and education to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats related to human, animal, and environment in Indonesia. Collaborating with high-level institutions all-across Indonesia and within South-East Asia, we promote strong partnership in fostering development in the context of One Health.
Prof. drh. Wiku Adisasmito, M.Sc, Ph.D
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