Client name: Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Scope of work: Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health System Strengthening (AIPHSS)

Duration: November 2012 - ongoing

Location: Indonesia

Coffey is the Implementing Service Provider for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health System Strengthening, a program that aims to improve access to and quality of basic health services, especially for women and children.

Situation

Roughly one third of Indonesia’s population lives on less than A$30 per month. Indonesia’s poor and near-poor are covered by the state-funded health care initiative, Jamkesmas. However this is not enough, with more than 160 million people left without accessible health care.

The Australian Government is supporting the Government of Indonesia through the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health System Strengthening, implemented by Coffey. It aims to provide Indonesia’s 250 million people with a stronger, more accessible health care system through improvements to policy making, strengthened health financing systems and increased human resource capacity.

Solution

Coffey provides program management and technical support to Indonesia’s Ministry of Health as the implementing service provider. We work to strengthen the health system by focusing on human resources, health financing and health care delivery systems while supporting legislative change.

We also provide Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) expertise, and design and manage all program communications. We draw on our experience in implementing grant and funding mechanisms to design and manage the grant program for the Health Policy Network.

We use our combined operations, management and technical expertise to provide the Program with a flexible approach that fits into a changing and dynamic operating environment.

Result

In addition to the fundamental legislative changes to the Indonesian health system, we continually gauge the progress of the program through data collection from different socioeconomic groups throughout Indonesia. These results are analysed to highlight and track the benefits gained by the country’s most disadvantaged groups.

Coffey’s gender specialists work to address sociocultural factors influencing women such as cultural values and attitudes, knowledge of the health care system, willingness to report health issues and education of biological differences and requirements.