The increasing demand for health services in Asia and the Pacific is driven by various factors such as its increasing greying population and rise of noncommunicable diseases which imposes heavy costs on individual pockets and the public health budgets. Given the fiscal and institutional constrains, most governments lack the service capacity and resources to address this growing demand. These gaps have provided opportunities for the private sector to expand its operation and galvanize an integral role in the provision of health services. Through the years, the private sector has demonstrated to provide greater service capacity, service responsiveness, and increase coverage, access, choice and types of services.

The challenge of mixed health systems, which is predominantly existing in low-and middle-income countries in the region, remains to be one of the barriers decelerating the strengthening of health systems. With the global goal of achieving a universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, there is a stronger pressure now for the region to strengthen its health system and improve the effectiveness, efficiency, access, equity and quality of service delivery. To accelerate progress in achieving this goal, appropriate safeguards and policy measures must be established to provide an enabling environment for the private sector to integrate in the health system.

With the aim to support achievement of health sector goals, the ANHSS in collaboration with the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada will organize a knowledge transfer and capacity building course on private sector engagement with the theme Towards more Effective and Collaborative Service Delivery for Universal Health Care. These events aim to gather health and health system experts, policymakers, business and non-profit organizations, academicians, and others to collaboratively discuss knowledge, good practices including harmonization and adaptation measures, challenges, and innovations concerning universal health care.


The theme of 2020 course is Towards More Effective and Collaborative Integrated Primary Care and Hospital Services for Universal Health Coverage. This event will highlight the important role of integrating primary care and hospital service in achieving UHC in the Health Care System. Representatives from different countries (Indonesia, China (HKSAR), The Philippines, and Thailand) will convene to provide insights and share success stories of effective collaborative governance and service delivery in the health sector especially in Asian countries.

The web-based course aims to provide knowledge and skills to profit and non-profit organizations, institutions, and individuals such as policymakers, academicians, health advocates, and social innovators whose primary purpose is to improve health so that they can contribute to the strengthening of health systems for the effective delivery, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of universal health care.

There are two parts of the course:

  1. Pre-event Blended Learning
  2. Webinar series (course)

The Blended Learning pre-event is a special program for Indonesian participants and will be delivered in Bahasa Indonesia only. This is not a prerequisite for international participants, this is only a prerequisite for Indonesian participants.

The course will be delivered full online in English, through a webinar link that will be sent to registered participants. Videos of recorded sessions will also be available to participants to access if they can not join the designated webinar schedule. All other materials (powerpoints/modules/reading materials/assignments) will also be available online.




Organized by:

Asia-Pacific Network for Health
Systems Strengthening (ANHSS),
The Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
(CHPM-FMPHN) Universitas Gadjah Mada

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