UGM Graduate Students Association has run a national workshop themed Challenge to Primary Health Services to Succeed Family Based Healthy Indonesia programme, at Grage Hotel and Cordella Kartika Dewi Hotel from 11 -13 May to increase awareness on the quality of life of Indonesia people through family approach.
“With this workshop, we as students play the active role in observing health phenomenon by emphasising on policy in family based primary health services,” said committe chairman, Arie Kurniardi S.KM., on Monday (22/5).
Arie explained family is the strategic investment for the Indonesian generation that later will become the ground for the achievement of goals of development, global security and welfare. Through the workshop, the UGM students have the role to succeed the family approach strategy by presenting health chiefs and community health centres to get together from regions as far as Aceh (Pidie Aceh, Pidie Jaya), North Sumatera, Bangka Belitung (east Belitung and Central Bangka), Ngawi, Banyumas, Yogyakarta, East Nusa Tenggara, South Kalimantan, and Papua. In addition, there are academics and health officials.
The event was supported by Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D, and Dean of Graduate School Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Dr.Ir. Siti Maikhamah,M.Sc. Opening the event, Siti said the workshop was part of the UGM students contribution to national health strategy. She also emphasised the importance of knowing the problems related to healthy family programme that is based on the family.
“Participants will be able to share ideas and experiences to be made the way to succeed the family based healthy family programme. Diversity can be the property of knowledge source for the participants. It is expected this can be the inspiration to resolve the problems in the healthy Indonesia programme based on the family,” she said.
Experts were in attendance at the workshop, including chairman of Association of Indonesian Promotors and Public Health Education (PPKMI) of Yogyakarta Province, Dra. Yayi Suryo Prabandari, M.si, Ph.D, and Directorate General for Public Health from Health Ministry, dr. Anung Sugihantoro, M.Kes. In his keynote speech, dr. Anung described a more practical study into the implementation on the field as well as expectations for the future that highlights the challenge in primary health services.
The event went on with site visit to Sukunan and green kampong of Gambiran to witness the concept of community empowerment that is based on family in the scope of environment and health. This is expected to increase the insight and inspiration among the participants to meet the goals of Healthy Indonesia programme.