DFAT – AIHSP
The capacity for early detection of diseases is still challenging up to now, especially for emerging, re-emerging, and zoonotic infectious diseases. Laboratories play an important role in the early detection of infectious diseases. Currently, there are thousands of health laboratories in various provinces and districts/cities in Indonesia, located in hospitals, health/research centers, primary healthcare centers, clinics, and universities. These laboratories were established and operated both by the government and private sector. However, despite the fact that many laboratories within these sectors are widely available in the country, they have not been able to optimally answer the challenges of early detection of emerging, re-emerging, and zoonotic infectious diseases.
Mapping of health laboratories in priority areas, describing the latest capacity of laboratories in terms of quality management systems, services, human resources, facilities and equipment, collaboration, application of biorisk management, and information systems. This mapping activity was carried out using an observational approach to obtain an overview of the capacities and gaps of laboratories. Questionnaires were sent and filled out online by the heads of the laboratory and the verification was performed through interviews in several laboratories. To enhance data and information about laboratories, focus group discussions (FGDs) were held in each province, attended by laboratory representatives and representatives from the provincial and district/city health offices.
- Conducted mapping of health laboratories in 4 Provinces: Central Java, D.I Yogyakarta, Bali and South Sulawesi and selected 103 laboratories consisting of 101 government owned laboratories and 2 private owned laboratories
With initiatives and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia in collaboration through the Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP), INDOHUN has taken the first steps in the process of strengthening laboratory capacity as a basis for increasing surveillance capacity and detection of infectious diseases, namely mapping the capacity of 101 laboratories under the coordination of the ministry of health at various levels (national, provincial, district/city) in 4 provinces: Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, Bali and South Sulawesi. In the context of disseminating the results of the mapping, INDOHUN conducted a Round Table Discussion (RTD) with related stakeholders and development partners in order to synchronize the findings as a basis for capacity building and program implementation in the future.
- 41 participants took part in the Round Table Discussion
- A plan for utilizing the results of the mapping has been prepared as a basis for policy recommendations and a list of capacity building activities according to the results of the mapping
With initiatives and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia in collaboration through the Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP), Indohun in the process of implementing this project.
This project is a continuation of the previous lab capacity mapping in four provinces. Under this project, INDOHUN and AIHSP will undertake additional mapping for NTT province, the newly added AIHSP target province. In addition, based on recommendations from the mapping, we will now determine precisely what kind of support AIHSP can provide for strengthening labs at every tier. AIHSP has identified potential collaboration with Australian research institutions and reference labs such as CSIRO, NRL, and the Peter Doherty Institute
- Mapping of Laboratory Capacity in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)
- Strengthening Laboratory Capacity Design
- Providing Technical Assistance to Directorate Surveillance and Health Quarantine (Dit. SKK), Ministry of Health