GHD 2.0: Multi-national Training for Multi-sector Health Issues in the Sustainable Development Goals’ Era

BANDUNG, Indonesia, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — INDOHUN is holding The Global Health Diplomacy (GHD) 2.0 which carries the big theme “strengthening the health system in the SDG era” at Bidakara Hotel, Bandung on August 25-29, 2018. SDG’s or Sustainable Development Goals is a development agenda that has been set by the United Nations for the benefit of people throughout the world. Regarding SDG’s fulfillment, the health system as a foundation for the quality of human resources is important in the effort to achieve the development agenda in general.

GHD 2.0: Multi-national Training for Multi-sector Health Issues in the Sustainable Development Goals' Era
GHD 2.0: Multi-national Training for Multi-sector Health Issues in the Sustainable Development Goals’ Era

In an effort to strengthen the health system in the SDG era, this health diplomacy training titled GHD 2.0 brings together young health professionals from various institutions from different countries, such as Andalas University, Chulalangkorn University, Flinders University, University of Stirling, International University of Japan, Kasetsart University, etc. to be educated to do health diplomacy.

GHD also provides practical education to hone participants’ skills. Each participant is required to follow a whole series of activities including practice of diplomacy and negotiation, political communication and lobbying, and the official international trial simulation or multi-stage negotiation simulation (MSNS). The training aims to give participants realistic diplomatic simulations. In the simulation, they are required to act as Indonesian Health Diplomats with high integrity for the nation and state.

“Not only through MSNS, the participants were also provided with training on diplomatic strategies and table manner training which is very important for global health diplomats,” explained Wiku Adisasmito, Professor of the University of Indonesia’s Health Faculty.

GHD 2.0 is attended by up to 40 participants consisting of various health-related professionals, including nurses, researchers, lecturers, NGOs practitioners, civil servants, private employees, doctors, and postgraduate students from various scientific backgrounds such as medicine, public health, health and international development, social policy and criminology, international relations, bio-veterinary medicine, tropical medicine, etc.

Supported by 9 international-class speakers who are professionals in their fields, GHD 2.0 hopes to produce reliable health diplomats who can contribute positively in the global sphere. Dr. Laura Bloomberg – Dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA; Prof. Wiku Adisasmito – Professor in health policy, University of Indonesia and INDOHUN coordinator; Prof. Makarim Wibisono – Indonesian representative for the United Nations (2004-2007); Dr. Sudeepa Abeysinghe – Global Health Policy Unit, The University of Edinburgh, UK; William Bazeyo, M.D., M.Med., Ph.D. – Dean of the School of Public Health, Makerere University – Uganda (2009 – 2017); Dr. Remco van de Pas – Maastricht Center for Global Health, Maastricht UniversityNetherlands and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Dr. Aidil Chandra Salim – Indonesian Ambassador to Fiji; Odo Manuhutu, Director of Sesparlu, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Maj. Gen. TNI (Ret.) Dr. Suwarno – Head of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense’s education and training agency (2010-2013) is a line of speakers who will equip GHD 2.0 participants with various knowledge and skills related to health diplomacy.

Updates on the implementation of GHD 2.0 for five days can be monitored through the GHD 2.0 web page:

Media Contact:
Syayu Zhukhruffa 
Communication Manager 
Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) 
G Building 3rd Floor, Room G316 
Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java 
phone/fax: +6221 29302084

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