(Mercure Cikini Hotel, Jakarta, 3 September 2018) Cross-sector collaboration is key to the success of the One Health approach. INDOHUN through the One Health Laboratory Network (OHLN) program also carries the values of cross-sector collaboration with various stakeholders at the university and ministry levels. Within the scope of the OHLN program, the cross-sectoral collaboration is carried out in the context of efforts to develop laboratory capacity in Indonesia.
One of the multidisciplinary activities that have been held by OHLN is a meeting to discuss the OHLN 2018-2019 work program plan together with representatives from the Eijkman Institute, several universities in Indonesia such as the University of Indonesia, Airlangga University, Bogor Agricultural University, and Udayana University, and agency representatives governments such as the TNI Health Center, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. In addition to discussing work programs, this meeting also discussed potential content, lines of communication and coordination in advocating OHLN national policy and laboratory bioricochemical management. These members are the steering committee (SC) needed at
The activity began with a presentation on the achievements and work plans of OHLN in 2018 – 2019 by the OHLN coordinator. Furthermore, representatives from the National Standardization Agency (BSN) explained the guidelines for laboratory biorisiko management systems, namely SNI 8340 in 2016. The presentation conveyed the importance of proposing the SNI to be a mandatory guideline in all health laboratories that store hazardous biological agents in Indonesia. This also triggers an open discussion to discuss the upcoming national biorichio management policy advocacy plan.
From this discussion various outcomes have been obtained. First, the steering committees from the university have stated their commitment to contribute to OHLN and receive direction from the relevant ministry agencies. In addition, there is a very important discussion that is the formation of a national policy advocacy team. In the future, the advocacy team will carry out several activities in the context of initiating national policies related to the implementation of the Laboratory Biorisiko Management System (SMBL).