With a diverse population of more than 260 million people living across 17,000 archipelagos, Indonesia faces several health workforce challenges – including inadequate human resources for health (HRH) planning and management, as well as maldistribution and an insufficient skill mix of the existing workforce. Further, with an estimated 4.2 million births annually and more than 650,000 people living with HIV, a fit-for-purpose, fit-for practice health workforce is needed to help the country improve maternal and newborn health and HIV outcomes. The Government of Indonesia is committed to ending preventable maternal and child deaths as well as promoting the successful uptake of the newly released “Test and Treat” policy toward achievement of the 90-90-90 goals and sustaining HIV epidemic control. Underlying contributors to health workforce challenges include limited functionality, interoperability, and use of relevant data.
HRH2030 in Indonesia
The overall vision for the HRH2030 Indonesia program is to support the country’s Ministry of Health and its partners to optimize their health workforce in order to address health challenges, including those in maternal and newborn health as well as HIV. Central to both of those efforts is improving the use of human resources for health (HRH) data. More specifically, HRH2030 is:
- Supporting the implementation of National Health Workforce Accounts for more strategic use of HRH data to plan for and manage the health workforce.
- Supporting local stakeholders to address HRH challenges of the HIV health workforce in Jakarta, following the 2018 HIV-HRH assessment.
- Assessing the HIV health workforce at select PEPFAR sites in Papua.