Yogyakarta, 02 June 2022
As Indonesia was appointed as the host of AIDHM (ASEAN Institute of Disaster Health Management) at the 15th ASEAN Health Ministerial Meeting (AHMM), the Health Crisis Center held a preliminary meeting for the establishment of AIDHM, in collaboration with the Center for Health Policy and Management under the Faculty of Medicine Public Health and Nursing (FoM-PHN) of Gadjah Mada University (PKMK-UGM). The meeting held on 2-3 June 2022, at the Grand Zuri Hotel, Yogyakarta. The meeting began with a safety briefing from the hotel, explaining the security and safety procedures for hotel occupants. Afterward, the Director of the Health Crisis Center, Dr. dr. Eka Jusup Singka, M.Sc, provided opening remarks at the same time officially opened the event. In his remarks, the Head of the Health Crisis Center said that it was right for Indonesia to host AIDHM, there had been a lot of experience and lessons that could be shared with ASEAN member countries, and for that we need support from all parties so that the process of establishing AIDHM can run smoothly, and be operationalized immediately.
The event continued with remarks from the acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, M.Sc, mentioned that disaster is a priority at UGM, with a team that is very experienced and can respond quickly. Pak Yodi also expressed his gratitude for the trust in UGM as the secretariat of AIDHM.
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Participants in the meeting were representatives from relevant ministries and institutions including the ASEAN secretariat, AHA Center (ASEAN coordination center for humanitarian assistance for disaster management), WHO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Digital Transformation Office (DTO) PKMK UGM, Center for Global Health Policy and Health Technology, Communication Bureau. and community services.
The event continued with presentations and discussions divided into 2 sessions. In the first session, 3 presentations were presented, 1) ASEAN"s Role in Regional Disaster Management" : Director of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by One ASEAN One Response and the initial experience of establishing the AHA Center: Mr. Krisna Putra Tanaja, Deputy Executive Director of the AHA Center , and presentation related to “Disaster Health Management Goals, Priorities, Targets, & Programs in ASEAN” by Michael Glen, Technical Officer, Health Division, ASEAN
The second session continued with presentations related to the progress of preparation for the operation of AIDHM from the Health Crisis Center, UGM PKMK, and the Center for Global Health Policy and Health Technology.