Building Collaboration, Communication, & Active Coordination with the Indonesian Government & Local Universities
STABLISHING ONE HEALTH COORDINATING CENTERS & STUDENT CLUBS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY IMPACT
The Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Indonesia (CDC) to incorporate the One Health curriculum into intermediate and advanced programs within the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) at five universities in Indonesia.
In addition, INDOHUN helped establish and develop One Health Student Clubs (OHSC) within four One Health Collaborating Center (OHCCs). As a result, each OHCC now has their own OHSC. Through these OHCCs, INDOHUN is able to implement more activities at the local community level. Working together, INDOHUN and the OHCCs can reach more people, especially students, so they have a quality understanding of One Health and its application.
The COVID-19 pandemic did not dampen the enthusiasm of the academic community. Instead, Network members continued gaining knowledge and skills through several virtual seminar programs.
Presently, the OHCCs and OHSCs have successfully held various webinar series, reaching 4,170 people (students and public participants). In addition, 659 people participated in community outreach activities and 134 people joined in educational improvement activities held by all the OHCCs under the INDOHUN coordination network.
TRAINING INDONESIA’S WORKFORCE IN ONE HEALTH & PANDEMIC RESPONSE
Upon request from the Indonesian Government, namely BBPK Ciloto, INDOHUN offered technical consultation to prepare a webinar focusing on the application of One Health in epidemiology.
INDOHUN also supported internships at several government institutions, successfully supported the government, and made contributions to COVID-19 response efforts, particularly in the fields of public communication, media involvement, PPE procurement, and medical coordination.
- Personal protective equipment, distancing, and group size standards in this photo were consistent with local public health guidance and COVID-19 status in the specific country and time it was taken. This may not reflect best practices for all locations where COVID-19 is still spreading. -