How do we support the parents who shoulder responsibility for creating better health, education and employment outcomes among adolescents?
Early years & adolescence
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.
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 […]
Excited Indonesian GPs rise to the challenge of engaging with Indonesia’s booming youth generation
For everyday health and wellbeing, GPs are at the frontline of the healthcare system. They also play an important role in promoting positive behaviour change for both individual patients and the communities in which they live. As the burden of disease in Indonesia is rapidly shifting towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the focus of health promotion […]
Keeping an eye on the impact of baby formula promotions in Australia and Indonesia
“The warm, nostalgic feelings shown by researchers singing milk formula jingles formed a powerful illustration of the power of advertising,” reported Dr Nina Berry from The University of Sydney at recent discussions in Denpasar, Bali. “Our blank responses led to a merry romp through Indonesian milk advertisements on Youtube to bring the USYD team up […]
Fighting the rise of non-communicable diseases starts with children and adolescents
Indonesia and Australia’s rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is being tackled with a suite of projects designed to bring attention to risk factors early in life and improve overall health. The work, which is supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre, focuses on three areas: tobacco use, mental health and improving communication between healthcare providers and […]
Engaging primary care physicians in approaching adolescents for early prevention of non-communicable diseases
Developing an educational program aimed at engaging primary care physicians in approaching adolescents to discuss lifestyle risks associated with Non-Communicable Diseases.
Detecting high risk pregnancies in Indonesia
Women in Indonesia were 21 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in Australia in 2015. Many pregnant women in Indonesia, particularly in remote areas, do not regularly visit health clinics and so complications are not detected and dealt with early enough. In 12 villages on Indonesia’s Madura island, student midwifes are accompanying […]
Signs of the dietary environment: what children learn about nutrition from their surrounds
School-aged children are surrounded by messages about food and nutrition, from shop signs to brand advertising. Linguists from Indonesia and Australia have developed a new way of studying how this affects them, using smartphones and clever analysis. In a project financed by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, the researchers used their phones to take pictures of the […]