Public Health Perspective of Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region
The International Meeting of Public Health (IMOPH) is an international conference that was originally held as an expression of ASEAN public health students in implementing the ‘Tri Dharma’ Pillars, especially in research. The participants are expected to exchange information and add insight and maturity of scientific thinking at the forum. This international conference is also a means to establish cooperation among researchers, especially those who come from abroad. The IMOPH was first implemented on 31 October 2015 and 1 November 2015 in Indonesia with participants from five countries comprising undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners. The 1st IMOPH resulted in a commitment by the participants to organize it every year with Indonesia being its initiator from year 1 to year 3. Therefore, “The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016” was organized with the theme “Public Health Perspective of Sustainable Development Goals: The Challenges and Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Region,” and attempts have been made to expand the conference region from ASEAN to ASIA-PACIFIC.
The objectives of this meeting were to: (1) act as a forum for exchange of public health information and research that can be formulated as the solution for global public health concern; (2) be a bridge to gather ASIA-PACIFIC academicians, practitioner, and students of Public Health; (3) motivate and facilitate the student who are currently conducting research in public health; (4) provide an opportunity for publishing public health research result; (5) make a statement regarding the sustainability of IMOPH activities in Asia-Pacific region, and (6) establish an International Public Health Student Association.
This proceeding underlines the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Public Health perspective, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region. The issues of SDGs include poverty, food security, improved nutrition, healthy lives, and promoting well-being, community empowerment, and global partnership, occupational health and public safety, availability and sustainability of clean water and sanitation, disasters, forest fire and health impact, climate change and health adaptation, and health issues in coastal, island and marine regions. This book accommodates knowledge-sharing and best practices from scientist, academicians, researchers, public health professionals, health educators, medical professionals, health official, NGO workers, policy-makers, students, and others professionals in public health in the Asia-Pacific Region which will lead to further discussion of the challenges and opportunities to enhance SDGs in their own country. Moreover, the prospect readers of this book are scientist, academicians, researchers, public health professionals, health educators, medical professionals, health officials, NGO workers, policy-makers, students, and other professionals in public health who want to know about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Public Health perspective, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region. The advantages of this proceeding are providing the latest information for the readers and institutions, including all their network.
Conference date: 19–20 November 2016
Location: Rumpun Ilmu Kesehatan, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Editors: Prof. Endang Laksminingsih (Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia), Dr. Bambang Wispriyono (Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia), Prof. Wah Yun Low (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya), Dr. Doni Hikmat Ramdhan (Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia), Dr. Dewi Susanna (Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia)
Sponsors: Directorate of Research and Community Engagement, Universitas Indonesia; Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN); Kesmas: National Public Health Journal; Ikatan Senat Mahasiswa Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia (ISMKMI); CANO, Digital Copy and Printing, Depok, Indonesia; and Pandawa, Copy Center – Digital and Offset Printing, Depok, Indonesia
Organizers: Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia and Himpunan Mahasiswa Pascasarjana (FMP), Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia
Published: 7 March 2019