23 Jul Health Workforce Assessment in Jakarta for Effective HIV Policy Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities toward Epidemic Control
Of Indonesia’s estimated 631,635 people living with HIV in 2018, only 12 percent are on treatment. Strategic efforts are needed in Indonesia to implement the recently released HIV “Test and Treat” policy to promote increased treatment uptake. The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded HRH2030 program undertook policy analysis and assessed the available health workforce and service delivery at select sites in Jakarta to identify and anticipate “Test and Treat” implementation gaps. The study used a mixed methods concurrent triangulation design, including policy analysis, key informant interviews, and site-level tools to capture workforce availability, skills, quality, and performance. Results indicate priorities to: define and implement HIV standards of practice for the “Test and Treat” policy; improve relevance and coordination of pre-service and in-service training programs; and support managers to optimize task and workforce allocation, including allocating lower-skilled workers to routine testing.
Authors: Rachel Hoy Deussom, Elisabeth Rottach, Ciptasari Prabawanti, Edhie Rahmat, Tetty Rachmawati, Nanda Sirajulmunir
Resource Type: Journal article
Topic: Health workforce assessmentDOWNLOAD