Common leadership approaches, the human stories of this crisis, and the value of international dialogue were centre stage when Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp joined West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil at our fourth In Conversation Webinar
West Java, Victoria, Melbourne: governments respond to coronavirus
Regional government policies can be completely in line with the national government, completely contradictory, or somewhere in between.
Parenting (healthy) adolescents: big responsibility, little support
How do we support the parents who shoulder responsibility for creating better health, education and employment outcomes among adolescents?
Youth are our Future: The importance health for education and education for health
AIC health researchers and collaborators reflect on the importance of engaging youth in adolescent health research. Today’s youth will be Indonesia’s ‘golden generation’ in 10 to 20 years’ time – driving the economy while job opportunities ride high on a demographic dividend… but only if they are healthy and thriving.
People and research for better health across the Timor Sea
Research is often thought of as happening in abstract, remotely in a lab or at desk overwhelmed with journal articles and books. Rather, like ocean navigators of old, our health research community chartered little known territory for the research and ideas they carried with them, connecting across the Timor Sea to explore and drive change […]
More incentive needed for ‘missing middle’ of Indonesia’s national health insurance
Low uptake amongst Indonesia’s informal sector is compromising the country’s new national health insurance scheme (JKN, Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional), introduced in 2014 by the health wing of the then newly formed social security agency, the BPJS. An AIC study has released a set of policy and service-provision recommendations that researchers hope will fix this, and […]
Health promotion: young people are here and ready to engage
Nada Alichiah Hasan-Viljakainen is a young Indonesian woman and an advocate for healthier living. She was a youth representative at the AIC’s ‘Youth are our Future’ forum in Jakarta in September 2018. As a young adult, I am passionate about better health and wellbeing for myself, my generation and today’s children. I am concerned about how […]
Losing a loved one from heart attack – how early life prevention can save lives
Recently my eyes were opened about how to implement a healthy lifestyle in our society, and how important it is for disease prevention. This affects me as some of my family members suffer from NCDs. With a background in business and finance, I recently attended the AIC Health Cluster forum under the theme ‘Early-life non-communicable […]
“Little did I know initiating the bill was only 5% of the process”: Waiting in vain for follow-up on Indonesia’s Mental Health Law
Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf is a Member of Parliament (2009-2014, 2018-2019), a psychiatrist, and the head of the Jakarta Psychiatric Association. She recently attended AIC Health’s mental health roundtable in Jakarta, and kindly agreed to reflect on her experiences as a lawmaker and mental health advocate. I didn’t expect to be left ‘waiting in […]
Roundtable feeds building momentum for better mental health and wellbeing in Indonesia
With global attention on mental health in October, a diverse group of individuals all focused on improving the mental health of Indonesia’s young people came together in Jakarta recently, and exciting opportunities for stronger advocacy emerged. A roundtable around mental health data needs for Indonesian adolescents was hosted by the Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre […]