A nation development has never been separated from components of government resources, economic power, social and cultural growth, environmental changes as well as geographical challenges. All of those components are both impacting and impacted by health development in variety of relationship mechanisms. Government resource is a crucial component in the process of health development, in which, it is strongly related toward political elements as part of the development cycle. Strengthening synergism between politics and health become fundamental for more optimal and sustainable nation development.
Politic can be defined as four classification (according to Heywood, 2000), such as politics as government, politics as community life, politic as conflict resolution, and politic as power, which indicate massive variation within the conceptualization of politics. Those perspectives lead to direction towards certain national policy and strategy, including in health development.
Challenges will obviously appear under the situation where politic and health are having different or may be opposite mission and direction.  Many countries have experienced challenging situation when political disruptions lead to uncertainty and risk on several public issues including in health. Each of political party seems to show unclear boundary between organization self-interests and public health demands and needs. In this case, a key challenge includes how politics and health can have mutual understanding and creates supportive structures that put public health values as part of other values in a country’s development.
Three main aspects that contribute significantly in the politic and health development cycle, include health financing, sovereign health resources, health promotion and prevention approaches. Those aspects are important part in the health development and need to be implemented in comprehensive and sustainable concepts. Health financing is substantially important to ensure health care delivery is properly filled the need in both supply and demand sides. Health resources need to be adequately available and preventing health inequity and inequality in all community settings to ensuring ‘no one left behind’. Health promotion and prevention are still one of best buy concept for healthy life style, reducing health risk behavior and environment health risk, improved life expectancy with better quality of life, and infectious disease and non-communicable diseases prevention and control.
National Institute of Health Research and Development Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia has routinely conducted an international symposium in 2012, 2014, and 2016, which resulted strong health leaders’ commitments and policy recommendation towards optimal public health development at the national and global levels.
This 4th international symposium in collaboration with Indonesian Public Health Association (IAKMI) which hold the 14th National Congress. This Congress will be participated by 1000 members nationwide. This collaboration events are aim to provide evidences based in variety of health science and technology research and development in supporting related stakeholders and organizations to build stronger synergism between politics and health toward higher value and priority in improving health for all regardless of social economy and geographical differences in both local, national and global perspectives.
We are inviting you to attend our historical multi-events in health issue, where public health professionals, government officials, politicians, academicians, private sectors, international agencies and health advocates will meet, discuss and implementing evidence-based and politic in health development.
Aim and Objectives
This symposium aims to exchange knowledge from research and development as well as experiences in creating health in all policy and how political dimensions lead to improving health status of the community and to closing the gaps of health care delivery.
  1. To disseminate health research findings from research institutions, universities, and other institutions in national and international settings.
  2. To exchange knowledge, experience and challenges of health financing and economic.
  3. To exchange health innovations related to medicines, vaccines, traditional medicines, community based intervention and other technology to improve health status.
  4. To create and maintain research networking in global and across Indonesia.
Type of Events
  1. Pre-symposium sessions (training/workshop)
  2. Plenary sessions
  3. Parallel symposium/symposia
  4. Free oral and poster presentations
  5. Annual Scientific Forum IPHA (FIT-5 IAKMI)
  6. Annual Meeting of Indonesian Public Health School Association (AIPTKMI)
  7. Indonesian Conference on Tobacco or Health (6th ICTOH)
  8. Junior Public Health Researcher Competition (4th JPHRC)
  9. Exhibition
Public health professionals, government officials, politicians, academicians, private sectors, international agencies, health advocates and other health related organization or individuals in global community are welcome to participate in this symposium. 
Call for abstracts (oral and poster) and full paper
Participants is expected to submit abstract in English. The symposium will be held in English. Expected number of free paper presenters are around 300. Selected full paper will be included in the full paper proceeding (Scopus or Sinta2 indexed).
Important dates
First announcement: July 1st
Second announcement: July 15th
Registration open: July 1st - November 27th
Call for abstract: July 1st - July 31th
Full text submission: August 1st - August 30th
Acceptance notification sent via email: September 9th
Confirmation of attendance: October 12th
Registration for pre symposium: July 1st - November 27th