#1 Webinar : “The Role of Leadership in One Health”

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Prof. Agus Suwandono, INDOHUN Coordinator and Suryo Boediono, ST. MBA., as Representative of the Secretary-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, gave a speech at the opening of the first Webinar series event organized by the One Health Collaboration Center of Cenderawasih University (OHCC Uncen) on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 3 pm to 5 pm (Indonesia Eastern Time), via online Zoom Meeting. Furthermore, Prof. Agus Suwandono revealed that this Webinar aims to provide an understanding and the importance of Leadership in One Health to prevent, detect early, and handle 70% of zoonotic spillovers that have an impact due to changes in the balance of human, animal and plant ecosystems.

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OHCC Uncen invited two competent speakers, including dr. Trajanus Jambise, Sp.B., Dean of the Uncen Faculty of Medicine, and dr. Antonius Oktavian, M. Kes as the Head of the Papua Health Research and Development Agency, to discuss the Webinar theme, namely “The Role of Leadership in One Health.”

At the first opportunity, dr. Antonius Oktavian conveyed the topic of Leadership in partnerships. He explained the benefits of partnering Leadership, namely improving the quality and sustainability of a program in partner institutions. Then he gave an example of Leadership in a small scope, for example, a leader in a research group. To support partner leadership, several principles must be known, including the principle of similarity (vision, mission, and goals), the principle of togetherness, balance, fairness, and openness, as well as the principle of benefits. On the sidelines of his presentation, dr. Antonius Oktavian shared the benefits of partnering during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Jayapura last month, where partners sent lots of PPE equipment, swab tests, and test reagents to the Jayapura Public Health Laboratory Center. In the Question & Answer session, dr. Antonius answered the question about effective Leadership in a work team “The leader must listen. Leaders cannot work alone. They must always work together, so their team is always invited to chat because the part that was missed is the team that knows. So trust and teamwork must be maintained and fostered. So the leader must be able to be in a wise position to make decisions. Sometimes a leader has to be strict according to the SOP.”

In the second session, dr. Trajanus Jambise presented “Policies and Challenges in Creating Excellent Human Resources.” He said the development of Human Resources (HR) is President Joko Widodo’s priority to balance global competition. He described the notes on indicators from the World Economic Forum entitled the 2017 Global Human Capital Report, where Indonesia is still ranked 65th under ASEAN countries. Solutions that can be applied are strategic policies encouraging highly competitive Indonesian human resources, including improving the education sector, increasing IT mastery, and strengthening national character. What about human resources for health workers? He explained that health workers are also included in human resource development, which has been regulated in Prepres 72/2012 concerning the National Health System and Law 36/2014 concerning health workers. Then dr. Trajanus conveyed problems in human resource management that occurred in the health workforce sector in general, such as the need for health workers had not been met, the distribution of health workers was uneven, regulations did not yet support health workers, limited quality of health workers and not optimal supervision of foreign health workers working in Indonesia. He underlined four points to answer this problem, namely the formulation of the need for human resources for health workers based on health needs, health needs, established goals for health efforts, and the ratio to a value. He gave an example of the Academic Health System (AHS) Scheme, a collaboration between the medical faculty and the Teaching Hospital for government and private health facilities. Coordination and integration of the implementation of the Academic Health System (AHS) scheme are under three ministries: the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology; and the Ministry of Home Affairs. At the end of the presentation, he closed by expressing his hope that this scheme could be applied to Eastern Indonesia so that education for health workers could be equal.

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