IDI members urged to help government achieve national health strategy

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), Dr. Moh. Adib Khumaidi, said he hopes IDI members will help the government achieve a national health strategy as part of global health recovery efforts.

He expressed the hope after attending the 75th annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He was part of the Indonesian delegation led by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin at the meeting.

Khumaidi said the IDI’s involvement in the 75th WHA could help the organization exchange views on strategies for improving health services and systems with other delegates.

Besides attending the WHA session with other Indonesian leaders and delegates from May 22-28, 2022, Khumaidi also met with the Indonesian diaspora working in the health sector.

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“The IDI is very proud and hopes that the Indonesian Diaspora can contribute to the development of health in Indonesia, especially in the development of human resources for doctors in Indonesia, increase knowledge in international relations and open international health networks. “, he said in a written statement. received here Saturday.

During the 75th session of the WHA, the delegates, including the Indonesian delegates, reached a number of strategic agreements.

They included the adoption of an updated WHO global food safety strategy to strengthen national food safety systems.

Next, the session discussed an action plan to effectively implement a global strategy to reduce harmful alcohol consumption and the adoption of a Working for Health action plan, which would regulate priority policies. to quickly increase the capacity of the workforce.

Other agreements that were endorsed at the session included a global strategy for oral health, new recommendations for the prevention and management of obesity and a new global action plan to improve people’s lives. with neurological disorders.

The session also agreed on recommendations to strengthen the design and implementation of policies for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in humanitarian emergencies.

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