Third Country Training Program On Integrated Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Services with MCH Handbook in the Era of Decentralization
Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:57

MCH handbook in Indonesia was introduced in 1994, Starting from one district in the Central Java Province and  gradually expanded to nationwide until it covers all 33 provinces in 2005. In Indonesia, MCH handbook contains two significant figures, they are 1) home-based record covering basic health service record, from pregnancy until child under five years old, and 2) home-based educational material regarding essential information to be known by families for the better status of mother and  child health.

MCH handbook in Indonesia was introduced in 1994, Starting from one district in the Central Java Province and  gradually expanded to nationwide until it covers all 33 provinces in 2005. In Indonesia, MCH handbook contains two significant figures, they are 1) home-based record covering basic health service record, from pregnancy until child under five years old, and 2) home-based educational material regarding essential information to be known by families for the better status of mother and  child health.

MCH handbook is as a tool to integrate MCH services in Indonesia as stipulated. In Ministry Decree on Mother and Child Health No. 284/Menkes/SK/III/2004, the implementation of MCH handbook is supported by related programs at central until primary healthcare level, local government, professional organization, donor/UN agencies and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

 

Technical cooperation in MCH handbook development between Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia and JICA was started with the Project for Ensuring Maternal and Child Health Services with the MCH Handbook Phase I (1998 – 2003) focusing  on the desimination of MCH handbook and followed by Phase II (2006 – 2009).

 

MCH Handbook Project Phase II focuses on the improvement of MCH Handbook functions as a tool for integrating maternal and child health services and strengthening MCH HB functions as a tool for integrating MCH services and a system to sustain MCH services with MCH HB. One of the activities in this project is developing model for better utilization of MCH Handbook and collaboration with another sector.

 

At this training the participants will learn how to develop collaboration on MCH handbook implementation with another sector such as early child development post and to enhance the collaboration with other stakeholders concerned with mother and child health such as religious leaders. Participants will also learn about the role of local government, community participation, and how to develop the implementation of MCH handbook  in hospitals and private health services.

Therefore, we would like to invite friendly developing countries to participate in our Third Country Training Program (TCTP).  The training will be jointly conducted by the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Japan within the framework of JICA’s Third Country Training Program and attended by participants from Developing Countries in Asia who will share their experiences in implementing MCH handbook implementation with the Indonesian participants.

 

 

 

 

Title

This training is entitled: The Third Country Training Program on “Integrated Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Services with MCH Handbook in the Era of Decentralization”.

 

Purpose

The Purposes of the training are to provide the participants with necessary knowledge and appropriate technique in the field of MCH services; to enhance knowledge of the MCH Service Officers and professionals in MCH handbook implementation; to share experiences in successful MCH handbook implementation in each country; and to discuss the strategy to expand MCH service coverage through collaboration with related program and related sector.

 

Objectives

At the end of the Training, the participants are expected to understand better the relevant techniques and knowledge of MCH handbook and be able to:

  • integrate MCH services with MCH handbook by sharing experiences and ideas
  • sustain MCH services by using MCH handbook
  • cooperate with other MCH Programmes

 

Organization of the Training

The training will be conducted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia under the framework of Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) program in cooperation with the Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), under the Third Country Training Program (TCTP).  The Government of the Republic of Indonesia designates the Directorate General of Community Health, Ministry of Health, to implement the training. The training will be conducted in  West Nusa Tenggara Province.

 

Duration

The duration of the training will be approximately seven days, from July 28th to August 3rd, 2010.

 

Curriculum

The curriculum of the training appears as Annex-1.

 

Schedule

The schedule of the course appears as Annex-1

 

Language

The training will be conducted in English.

Invited Countries

Morocco, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Lao PDR, Timor Leste, Palestine and Bangladesh.

 

Number of Participants

The maximum number of participants from each invited country is two (2) and the total number of participants from the all invited countries shall not exceed twelve (12) in total.

The number of participants from Indonesia is fifteen (15) persons which consist of:

-      3 (three) persons from Ministry of Health of Indonesia.

-      8 (eight) persons: maternal and child health program manager from Provincial Health Office of Aceh, Jambi, Banten, Central Kalimantan, East  Nusa Tenggara, Central Sulawesi, North Maluku, and Southeast Sulawesi.

-      2 (two) persons: maternal and child health program manager from West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Health Office

-      2 (two) persons: maternal and child health program manager from East Lombok District Health Office and Dompu District Health Office.

Qualifications

Applicants should:

  1. 1.    be nominated by their respective Governments in accordance with the procedure mentioned in the following section,
  2. 2.    have at least three (3) years of actual working experience/ responsible in the field of maternal, neonatal and child health,
  3. 3.    have sufficient command of spoken and written English,
  4. 4.    have at least an undergraduate diploma/equivalent level of academic background or the person in charge of a section head level,
  5. 5.    be under fifty (50) years of age,
  6. 6.    be in good health (proved by Medical Record) in order to complete the training, and
  7. 7.    Not be serving in military.

 

Country Report

The themes of presentation from each country are:

  1. 1.     Bangladesh’s experience in implementing of MCH Handbook in Hospital by participant from Bangladesh
  2. 2.     Support from other stakeholders in the implementation of MCH Handbook to improve MNCH including the implementation MCH Handbook by participants from Vietnam, Morocco, Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Palestine and Lao PDR

 

The presentation consist of planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation

 

Application Procedure

  1. 1.    A Government applying for the training is requested to nominate 3 candidates and forward two (2) copies of the prescribed application form for each nominee to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through diplomatic channels not later than sixty (60) days before the commencement of the Training.
  2. 2.    The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will inform the applying Governments, through diplomatic channels, whether or not the applicants are accepted to the training not later than thirty (30) days before the commencement of the training.

Financial and Administrative Arrangements

The participants are entitled to:

  1. 1.    Round Economy class air ticket from the designated international airport to Indonesia.
  2. 2.    Domestic transport in Indonesia
  3. 3.    Living allowance (based on standard living cost in Indonesia),
  4. 4.    study tour, health insurance, training materials and other costs related to the training

 

Expenses to be borne by the Participants’ Countries:

 

  1. 1.    All incidental expenses in the home country to travel abroad, including expenses for passport and visa, medical examinations and other miscellaneous items as well as transport to and from the airport of departure in the home country.

 

  1. 2.    Salary and other benefit for the participants during the program

 

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Japan will not be responsible for the following:

 

  1. Lost and damage to personal property of participants while attending the program.
  2. Purchase of personal belonging and compensation of personal damage caused by climate and other conditions
  3. Excess baggage fee

 

Certificate

Participants who have successfully completed the training and submitted a country report and plan of operation will be awarded a certificate

 

Entry Formalities for Immigration

Participants are required to obtain a visa to cover the duration of the training.  Taking notice or their acceptance, participants should apply for a visa through the Indonesian Embassy in their respective countries. The participants should consult the Indonesian Embassy regarding the visa.

Clothing

Dress is normally casual in Indonesia and light clothing is advisable for the hot and humid climate. A jacket and tie are required only for formal occasions or when making official calls. National dress of visitors from abroad is naturally suitable. For the purpose of traveling to mountain areas, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Batik shirts are popular for the informal parties and social events.

Please bring;

  • ·         small suitcase for 1 day travel for fieldtrip to West Sumbawa District.
  • ·         swimming cloth (West Nusa Tenggara has a lot of a beautiful beach)

Health

  1. 1.    An internationally valid certificate for smallpox, cholera and yellow fever is required only for traveler coming from infected areas
  2. 2.    Medical insurance is provided for each participant and will be arrange for the whole duration of the training by JICA Indonesia Office

 

Other Information

  1. 1.    The definite date of departure of each participant to Indonesia will be informed by organizing committee based upon the confirmed air ticket
  2. 2.    On arrival at Jakarta, Indonesian official concerned will meet participants at the airport
  3. 3.    Participants are strongly requested not to bring any member of their families, because limited availability of our accommodation
  4. 4.    Participants may be sent back home when he or she is considered unable to undergo the training

 

MCH handbook in Indonesia was introduced in 1994, Starting from one district in the Central Java Province and  gradually expanded to nationwide until it covers all 33 provinces in 2005. In Indonesia, MCH handbook contains two significant figures, they are 1) home-based record covering basic health service record, from pregnancy until child under five years old, and 2) home-based educational material regarding essential information to be known by families for the better status of mother and  child health.

 

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