Yogya (KU) â€“ Cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia are the third biggest in the world.Â It is not easy to reduce the incidence and prevalence in this country. We need to make comprehensive efforts that should be managed under TB eradication program.
The latest data of TB control program in global, national, and local levels showed that despite achievements since year 2000, there were decelerations in the past few years. In several places stagnation of programs even occured.
To create innovative TB controlling programs in Yogyakarta, Faculty of Medicine of UGM in cooperation with Indonesian Public Health Association of Yogyakarta and Provincial Health Agency of Yogyakarta will hold a scientific discussion entitled â€œInnovation of TB Control Acceleration in Yogyakarta,â€ Thursday (1/4) in the Auditorium of Health Agency of Yogyakarta Special Province. â€œTo mark the World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March 2010, we respond to it by having theÂ scientific discussion,â€ said the researcher of Center for Health Service Management of the Faculty, Nenggih Wahyuni, S.I.P., at UGM on Tuesday (30/3).
She added that from the discussion it is expected that ideas about innovation programs to control TB in Yogyakarta can be gathered. The discussion is also expected to improve stakeholders' commitment in controlling TB in the city,Â to improve social awareness and role in the importance of TB prevention. â€œWe invite several governmental or private institutions, hospitals, and professional organizations to be directly involved in this discussion,â€ she said.
Several themes that will be discussed later are empowering the role of society in TB prevention, innovation of TB prevention through hospitals and private practitioners and monitoring TB control efforts in decentralization context.
The discussion will be opened by the Head of Health Agency, Dr. Bondan Agus Suryanto, S.E., M.A., speakers Head of Health Agency of Sleman Regency, drg. Intriati Yudatiningsih, Chairman of Public Health Association, Prof. dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, M.Sc., Ph.D., and several health experts such as drg. Daryanto, B.Sc., M.Kes., and dr. Adi Utarini, M.Sc., M.P.H., Ph.D.