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GHTL Series Newsletter
GLOBAL HEALTH
TRUE LEADERS
SERIES
Leading to A Better World
INDOHUN National Coordinating Office:
Kampus UI Baru Depok, Faculty of Public Health G Building 3rd Floor, Depok, West Java, Indonesia 16424
(+62)2191018778
(+62)81295951160
[email protected]
www.indohun.org
Leading to A Better World:
The Global Health True Leaders Series
A series of Global Health True Leaders
(GHTL) training has been successfully
conducted in four countries: Indonesia
(January 17-26, 2014), Thailand (April
18-22, 2014), Vietnam (April 25-29, 2014)
and China (May 5-9, 2014). Ninety-two
students and eighty-nine young professionals
from 10 countries including Indonesia,
Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines,
Lao PDR, Cambodia, China, Nepal, and
Myanmar participated in this prestigious
event. They were the best of 269 submitted
applicants come from several countries in
Asia and Africa. The participants were
A total of 181
participants to the
Global Health True
Leaders (GHTL) Series
were carefully
selected based on
their academic
records, previous
experiences, honored
awards as well as
their potential as a
future leader. (Photo
credit: Global Health
True Leaders Series,
2014)
“I saw self-confident improvement
of True Leaders participants after
they exercised in the training.
Congratulations.”
—Prof. Wiku Adisasmito,
Coordinator of Global Health True
Leaders Series
components including classroom training
and site visit in the designed place. The
empowerment of leadership skills are also
implemented in Indonesia through the
mental and leadership training at the
military headquarters of RINDAM VII/
Wirabuana.
across professions including graduate and
These series of training was led by Prof.
postgraduate students, medical doctors,
Wiku
veterinarians,
Indonesia. The trainers for the 3-4 day
NGO’s
staff,
lecturers,
Adisasmito
from
Universitas
researchers, associate professor, managers,
classroom
government officer, young public health
international trainer involving Mr. Marc
practitioners,
Baril
etc.
The
events
were
exercises
from
consisted
Stelerix
of
Strategic
sponsored by IDRC Canada while GHTL
Management Inc. in collaboration with
in Indonesia also sponsored by USAID-
12 national trainers in each countries,
RESPOND and the Indonesia National
including Universitas Indonesia, Bogor
Armed Force. It had 2 major
Agricultural
Indonesia GHTL, 17-­‐26 January 2014
China GHTL, 5-­‐9 May 2014
Thailand GHTL, 18-­‐22 April 2014
Vietnam GHTL, 25-­‐29 April 2014
University, Mahidol University,
A young Indonesian True Leader
exercised his confidence &
professionalism to give a press
release about disease outbreak.
(Indonesia GHTL, 17-26 January 2014
Hanoi School of Public Health,
Thailand One Health University
Network
(THOHUN)
Kunming
Medical
and
University.
Ms. Margaret Morehouse from
EPT-RESPOND was also invited
as the global trainer during the
GHTL in Indonesia. The trainers
delivered lectures, facilitated role
plays
and
games
and
administered table top exercises
to facilitate learning on the
following topics: (1) Ecohealth &
System Concept, (2) Global Issues
and
Challenges,
(3)
Culture,
Beliefs, Values, Ethics, (4) Life
In his welcome address, Prof. Wiku
conducted at 3 villages in Gowa.
Values for True Leaders, (5)
Adisasmito said that he organized
The site visit in Koh Chang,
Public
the event with the thought of
Thailand
Morality, (6) Behavior Change,
developing a cadre of
participants
(7) Social Communication, (8)
practitioners who are able to act
Ecohealth
Public
and
locally and think globally. He said
unhygienic
Infectious
that he saw the need for this type
public health services in Koh
(10)
of activity when he noticed that
Chang Hospital, learning the
Agriculture and Health, (11)
top graduates only showed high
surveillance program in Malaria
Disease Prevention and Control,
GPA, but still lacked the ability to
Clinic Koh Chang. In Vietnam,
(12) Advancing Network and
contribute to national and regional
the
Partnership (13) How to Develop
priorities.
Ecohealth
Leaders:
Speaking
Presentation,
Disease
Ethic
(9)
Management,
and
a Winning Proposals.
The
classroom
exercise
health
were
followed by a site visit activities in
the designed place to observe the
Ecohealth problem in community
level. A community outreach at
Gowa District in South Sulawesi
was conducted in Indonesia. The
community outreach allowed the
participants to apply the concepts
Participants in Thailand were smiling
showing their certificates, they had a
great time during the training.
(Thailand GHTL, 18-22 April) 2014)
that they learned from classroom
activities to the medical check-ups,
livestock
supplementation
community seminars they
and
allowed
to
the
observe
problem
arose
migrant
participants
the
in
villages,
visited
research
the
site
in
Vietnam. The participants were
being
given
observe
the
the
chance
biogas
to
system
implementation in the small-scale
pig farm and integrated farming
in Ha Nam province. In China,
the
selected
YuanMou
site
County
visit
was
where
participants learned about the
health facility at township and
village level as well as the
pesticide usage in the plantation
farms
and
its
potential
environmental health effects.
After following several days of intense training and
field practice, participants believe that their
communication skills were improved, their ability in
developing proposals were sharpened and their
leadership skills being enriched with the true leaders
values. During the program, participants with
different backgrounds were sharing knowledge and
experience, learning other profession’s system
concept
and
empowering
partnership
multidisciplinary and multi-cultures. Liu Maoling, a
A student gave a mini-lecture on health
issues at the medical check-up organized by
the military and the local health office of
Gowa District, South Sulawesi for 286
residents. (Indonesia GHTL, 17-26 January
2014)
Chinese participant said that it was the first time for
her to speak in front of the public and she got the
chance to train her ability.
The GHTL network platform has been already
built in form of twitter, facebook, mailing list, and
Instagram. The GHTL alumni can spread
information and build partnership through the
platform. The Indonesian participants opened a
discussion group on Twitter for Global Health
True Leaders (#GHTL). An Indonesian student
participant, Riris Dwi, tweeted that he had lots of
Marc Baril facilitated a role play on handling press
conferences for outbreaks of diseases. The
participants found this activity interesting
because it allowed them to test their ability to be
calm, poised and collected when grilled by the
media. (China GHTL, 5-9 May 2014)
hope for the Global Health True Leaders and
encouraged his co-participants to make the call for
being a true leader come true.
Yunus Kuntawi Aji, a participant who works as a
medical doctor at Dompu regency, one of isolated
areas in Indonesia, said "Global Health True
Leaders program taught me a lot about things
needed to become a leader in health sector. I
learned
about
teamwork,
public
speaking,
Participants were enjoying the Marshmallow
games to exercise their ability on networking and
teamwork in Vietnam. (Vietnam GHTL, 25-29 April
2014)
leadership, as well as the concept of one health
during the program. Being one of its participants
was one of the best experiences in my life. The
program gave me opportunity to meet such smart,
talented, and inspiring people from Southeast
Asia. I believe in the near future, the alumni will
work together across professions and across
nations to solve many health problems."
GHTL video can be accessed by clicking the link below
Dr. Arlyne Beeche of IDRC explained about IDRC
program and their concern on Ecohealth FBLI
projects. (China GHTL, 5-9 May 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4grRSo8ANs
INDOHUN National Coordinating Office
Kampus UI Baru Depok, Faculty of Public Health G Building 3rd Floor, Depok, West Java, Indonesia 16424
(+62)2191018778
(+62)81295951160
[email protected]
www.indohun.org

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