Coordinating meeting of NAM CSSTC with the Ministry of Health of Indonesia, to discuss the programme preparation of the Global Health Diplomacy Course.
On Monday 7 August 2017, Director of NAM CSSTC and staff had a meeting with the Ministry of Health of Indonesia (MOH), represented by Acep Somantri and his staff, to discuss the programme preparation of the Global Health Diplomacy Course (GHD). It is the 4th GHD Training that will be jointly implemented by NAM CSSTC and MOH in late 2017.
The purpose of meeting is to get commitment of MOH regarding the substances and resource persons to support the Course. The Course to focus on migrant workers health by the policy and factual perspectives.
Female migrants frequently face specific challenges, particularly in maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and violence. The exposure of migrants to the risks associated with population movements – psychosocial disorders, reproductive health problems, higher newborn mortality, drug abuse, nutrition disorders, alcoholism and exposure to violence – increase their vulnerability to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The key issue with regard to NCDs is the interruption of care, due either to lack of access or to the decimation of health care systems and providers; displacement results in interruption of the continuous treatment that is crucial for chronic conditions.
The upcoming GHD will facilitate participants and experts to share on the policy and dynamics of the migrant workers health.