30 Nov Indonesia HIV and Human Resources for Health (HRH) Assessment: Recommendations for implementing and scaling up the Test and Treat policy
Expanding and improving testing and access to antiretrovirals (ARVs) to all people living with HIV in Indonesia is essential to achieving sustained HIV epidemic control. However, progress has fallen below expectations. To understand the health workforce feasibility and barriers to scaling up HIV services, the USAID- and PEPFAR- supported HRH2030 Program conducted a two-pronged policy and site-level assessment to understand the health workforce challenges and opportunities for scaling up HIV services. The policy level assessment focuses on analyzing relevant HRH policies, protocols, scopes of practice, and task shifting practices. The site-level assessment focused on identifying specific health workforce challenges and client flow inefficiencies by implementing a suite of tools in a sample of ten USAID- and PEPFAR- supported sites in Jakarta. Using the results of this assessment, we provide recommendations for building, managing, and optimizing the health workforce for HIV services which are laid out in detail in this report.