For the last decade, the top 10 causes of death across the world have shifted slightly. According to CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention), the deaths caused by communicable diseases have reduced and by non-communicable diseases have increased. This phenomenon is also happening in Indonesia. However, unlike in developed countries, the epidemiologic transition is not complete—communicable diseases remain a burden. The decline of communicable diseases is very modest, thus creating a double burden of diseases. Additionally, emerging infectious disease has also become a concern.
As the most reputed university in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia, has taken into account to develop solutions to tackle these global health problems. This encouraged the University to actively seek global solutions and hold the 1st International Conference on Global Health—an event in which experts concerned and experienced with global health issues came together and held discussions. This conference will be held annually and is a distinguished event for experts, academicians, practitioners, and other people concerned about global health.
Conference date: 9–11 November 2017
Location: JS Luwansa Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Editors: Dr. Budi Utomo, MPH, Ph.D.—Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia; Dr. Sabarinah—Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia; Indri Hapsari Susilowati, Ph.D.—Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia; and Prof. Orawan Kaewboonchoo—Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand
Organizers: Health Sciences Cluster of Universitas Indonesia—Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Nursing, and Faculty of Pharmacy
Sponsor: Directorate Research and Community Engagement, Universitas Indonesia
Published: 8 January 2018