The third and final workshop of this year’s Applied Management Training Course (AMTC) for Indonesia was held at the BBPK Ciloto training center in West Java last 5-7 September. Sixteen public health workers completed the protracted training course. During the final workshop, participants gave oral presentations of their quality improvement projects and poster presentations of health intervention plans for priority health problems in their respective areas. This third workshop concluded the second AMTC course for health workers in Indonesia.
The 12 quality improvement projects upgraded various processes such as TB case finding, review of manuscripts submitted to an on-line journal for vector and disease control, referral of out-patients from a hospital to health centers, submission and analysis of surveillance reports, and management of infants with respiratory distress. The following were judged by course facilitators and participants as the best projects:
1st prize: Improving TB Case Finding in the coverage area of Panekan Health Center, Magellan District, East Java by Mr. Agoes Yudi Purnomo
2nd Prize (tie): Management of Infants with Respiratory Distress with CPAP by Mr. Solikhin Dwi Ramtana, and Improving Response Time for PSC 119 Service in Purworejo District by Zumrotul.
There were 12 health intervention plans presented for health problems such as measles, infant and maternal mortality, tuberculosis, phlebitis, typhoid fever, and dengue hemorrhagic fever. Mr. Saleh Budi Santoso’s plan for measles elimination at Karawang District was judged as the best HAPPS project. The following MIPH and AMTC graduates served as field advisors for this year’s cohort: Dr. Hariadi Wibisono, Mr. Khaerudin Hae, Mr. Frans Yosep Sitepu, Ms. Hetty Permatawati and Dr. M. Erfandi. A session on micro teaching was also conducted. During the session, participants practiced teaching one of the steps in the quality improvement process to their peers. Mr. Agoes Yudi Purnomo was judged as the best in micro teaching. This session was included in the training course as participants are expected to be future trainers and field supervisors for succeeding AMTC cohorts in Indonesia.
This year’s course was conducted by BBPK Ciloto (a training arm of the Ministry of Health) with technical assistance from PAEI (Indonesian Epidemiology Association) and SAFETYNET. SAFETYNET also provided financial support for the training. BBPK Ciloto plans to conduct another round of applied management training in 2018 using their own funds.