Who sets the priorities for funding? | Indonesia Who sets the priorities for funding? | Indonesia

13 Apr 2022

The priorities for funding are set by the Ministry of Health based on the RPJMN as mentioned above. For the RPJMN 2020-2024, one of the directions of policy and strategy is to increase access and quality of health service and to work towards universal health coverage with an emphasis on the strengthening of primary care. This was to be achieved through several action plans, including those focusing on disease control for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, emerging diseases, diseases with outbreak potential, overlooked tropical disease (lepra, filariasis, schistosomiasis), mental health, injury, vision problems, and mouth and dental problems. Dementia and ageing were not mentioned in this document; however, they might be seen as part of the wider mental health agenda (Kementrian PPN/BAPPENAS, 2019).

The Government of Indonesia prioritised funding of health insurance for low-income and vulnerable income groups as well as for the strengthening of primary care (Puskesmas) and the enhancing of specific programmes, such as maternal and child health and family planning (Agustina et al., 2019, p.90; Mahendradhata et al., 2017, p.241).


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