On behalf of Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta, one of the best State Health Polytechnics in Indonesia, we look forward to welcoming you all to the next main event of health conference, the ninth in the series of International Conference of Health Sciences (ICHS), in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 25-26 October 2022.
As an educational institution, Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta is highly concerned on taking a part to the improvement of the community health status and supporting health transformation programs, particularly on the sixth pillar: transformation of technology. Hence, we present “Innovation and Applied Technology for the Acceleration of Health Transformation” as our issues on the 9th ICHS. We are glad to have all Centres of Excellence for Science and Technology (Pusat Unggulan Iptek) in Indonesia and any partners, stakeholders, colleagues, and parties all over the world to join the conference. Our experience managing ICHS since 2014 is an affirmation to provide abundant benefits for the participants.
ICHS is annually held in Yogyakarta, the only Indonesian royal city still ruled by a monarchy, and an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture. Renowned as a centre of Indonesian education, Yogyakarta is home to a large student population and dozens of schools and universities. Yogyakarta is easy to reach, is attractive to participants from all over the world. The reasons include easy accessibility and efficient transport infrastructure, safety and cleanliness, and a wide selection of hotels and restaurants.
We are confident that ICHS will have a high scientific impact and become a memorable experience to all participants from around the world to remember. The topic chosen supports the policy of Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia about health transformation through six pillars: a) transformation of primary services which improve promotive and preventive services, such as strengthening prevention efforts, early detection, health promotion, building infrastructure, equipping facilities, infrastructure, human resources, and strengthening management in all primary services in the country; b) transformation of referral services by increasing access and quality of Indonesian hospitals through sister hospital programs with international hospitals and developing of centres of excellence, hospital support systems, as well as education and research; c) transformation of the health security system by encouraging the independence of domestic pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as increasing surveillance networks and the preparation of reserve health workers in responding to the threat of a health crisis; d) transformation of health financing. This effort is carried out by rearranging the financing and benefits of the National Health Insurance (JKN), as well as increasing the proportion of financing for promotive and preventive services through the addition of basic screening services for all Indonesians; e) transformation of health human resources by increasing the quantity, distribution, and quality of health workers, through scholarships, empowerment of health diaspora, and exchange of health professionals with international partners; and f) transformation of health technology which consists of the transformation of information technology and biotechnology.
Dear colleagues, together, let us make ICHS an unforgettable moment!
Agus Kharmayana Rubaya
Head of Organizing Committee