Indohun 2018

INDOHUN

Indonesia One Health University Network

The Indonesia One Health University Network (also known as INDOHUN) was established in January 2012, as a platform where leading academics, stakeholders, scientists, communities and professionals in Indonesia could transcend provincial and national borders to work together in achieving the best health for everyone. We focus on fostering One Health collaboration in Indonesia. We recognize that the health of people is intrinsically connected to the health of animals and the environment. To face future global health challenges, we must understand that humans, animals and the environment are interconnected. We must work across sectors, join efforts and establish multi-disciplinary collaborations among physicians, veterinarians, ecologists and other professionals. That is, in essence, what we call the One Health approach.

LESS ME MORE WE

We believe that we can accomplish more amazing things by doing the work in collaboration. By building our collaboration capacity, we will achieve a future where global health challenges can be solved together. Less me, more we defines the values of teamwork that apply in INDOHUN. It’s a straightforward, aspirational call to action that inspires how we interact with everyone.

INDOHUN faculties and university members around the country

INDOHUN has 34 faculties, from 20 university members, five One Health collaborating centers and 12 laboratory network members to engage academics, stakeholders, scientists, communities and professionals to work together in addressing regional and global health issues.

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  • Syiah Kuala University (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • University of North Sumatra (Faculty of Public Health)

  • Andalas University (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Sriwijaya University (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Public Health)

  • University of Indonesia* (Faculty of Public Health*, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Nursing)

  • Muhammadiyah Hamka University (Faculty of Health Sciences)

  • Bogor Agriculture University* (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Padjajaran University (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Diponegoro University (Faculty of Public Health)

  • Gadjah mada University* (Faculty of Medicine* and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine*)

  • Airlagga University (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, and Faculty of  Veterinary Medicine)

  • Brawijaya University (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Mulawarman (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Public Health)

  • Udayana University (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Mataram University (Faculty of Medicine)

  • University of West Nusa Tenggara (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Nusa Cendana University (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Hasanuddin University (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, and Department of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Sam Ratulangi University (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Public Health)

  • Cendrawasih University (Faculty of Public Health)

* Founding Universities and Faculties

INDOHUN UPDATES

 

INDOHUN HELPS FIGHT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN INDONESIA

By Training Volunteers and Health Students in Contact Tracing

The best collaborations create something bigger than the sum of what each person can create on their own

Increasing the national capacity in contact tracing, a key strategy for interrupting chains of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, is critical for strengthening Indonesian public health response to infectious disease outbreaks, especially in the light of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. INDOHUN, with the support from the Government of Indonesia and the USAID One Health Workforce – Next Generation project, collaborated with the Indonesian COVID-19 Task Force, FHI 360, WHO, FAO, and the Ministry of Health to develop 9-hour training modules on contract tracing. The modules cover the basic concept of contact tracing, self-isolation and quarantine, COVID-19 stigma, effective communication for behavioral change, confidentiality of patient data, and the use of mobile application for contact tracing called “Silacak”. Silacak is a reporting system used by the public health center (Puskesmas), relevant Health Offices, and the Ministry of Health to monitor for the COVID-19 situation. These modules would be the standard for capacity building activities on contact tracing in Indonesia. 

After the module development, INDOHUN trained over 4000 university health students and health volunteers from January to April 2021 from all over Indonesia in contact tracing, who would be able to support the Ministry of Health to trace close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The training was separated into 10 batches with approximately 400 trainees in each batch. Several participants commented that the information presented was easy to understand with fun quizzes to help them remember the information. Participants asked for additional training series to advance their contract tracing knowledge even further.

 

An officer from the Ministry of Health informally noticed that there was an increase in contact tracing data in Indonesia. A formal evaluation would be conducted to measure the results and impact of the training.