March 02, 2021

HSP Leads Epidemiology Training For Indonesian Military Hospitals

Recently, HSP led a three-day, virtual epidemiology workshop with 32 staff members from the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI)’s hospitals in Java, Indonesia. Much like in the United States, COVID-19 has highlighted Indonesia’s need for sustained investment in the global health workforce. Currently, there is a lack of health professionals with epidemiology training in Indonesia and trainings like these will help build capacity.

The training, which was held from November 23-25, 2020, was part of a multi-year capacity building partnership between the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the TNI. The workshop was conducted by HSP’s team of international and Indonesian experts and focused on outbreak response, building skills in descriptive epidemiology, as well as providing best practices for diagnostic testing and contact tracing during the pandemic.