Training for Tuberculosis Elimination in Indonesia: Achievements, Reflections, and Potential for Impact
Stephanie Main, Trisasi Lestari, Rina Triasih, Geoff Chan, Lisa Davidson, Suman Majumdar, Devy Santoso, Sieyin Phung, Janne Laukkala, Steve Graham, Philipp du Cros, Anna Ralph
TROPICAL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE | MDPI | Published : 2019
Indonesia has the third highest tuberculosis (TB) caseload internationally. A cornerstone for strengthening health systems to respond to TB is a well-trained workforce. In a partnership between Indonesian and Australian institutions, TB training was run during 2018 to strengthen the local capacity to meet End TB strategy targets. This paper aims to report on course design, delivery, training outcomes, and reflections. Seventy-six Indonesian healthcare workers, program staff, researchers, and policy-makers were selected from over 800 applicants. The structure comprised three trainings, each with a pre-course workshop (in Indonesia) to identify learning needs, a two-week block (Australia), and..View full abstract
This training was funded by THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTEMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE through the Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI) mechanism.