The Production, Distribution, and Performance of Physicians, Nurses, and Midwives in Indonesia: An Update

In 2011, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of achieving universal health coverage (UHC). To mark the
occasion, the government of Japan and the World Bank conceived the idea of undertaking a multicountry
study to respond to this growing demand by sharing rich and varied country experiences from countries at
different stages of adopting and implementing strategies for UHC, including Japan itself.
This led to the formation of a joint Japan–World Bank research team under the Japan–World Bank Partnership
Program for Universal Health Coverage. The program was set up as a two-year multicountry study to help fill
the gap in knowledge about the policy decisions and implementation processes that countries undertake when
they adopt the UHC goals. The program was funded through the generous support of the government of
This country report on Indonesia is one of the 11 country studies on UHC that was commissioned under the
program. The other participating countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru,
Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. A synthesis of these country reports is in the publication “Universal Health
Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of 11 Country Case Studies,” available at
These reports are intended to provide an overview of the country experiences and some key lessons that may
be shared with other countries aspiring to adopt, achieve, and sustain UHC. The goals of UHC are to ensure
that all people can access quality health services; to safeguard all people from public health risks; and to
protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments or loss of income
when a household member falls sick. Although the path to UHC is specific to each country, it is hoped that
countries can benefit from the experiences of others in learning about different approaches and avoiding
potential risks.

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Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports

??Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports??
Nanyang Technological University
29-31 May 2015

The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH) invites proposals for panels and papers at its Third Congress to be held 29-31 May 2015 at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Proposals must be submitted by 1 December 2014 in order to receive full consideration.

The theme of the Congress is Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports. Understood in the broadest sense, “migration” brings into focus questions about the movement of peoples, businesses, capital, ideas, goods, diseases, technologies, diverse forms of knowledge, artistic styles, ecologies, as well as medical and scientific discoveries and practices across global borders. Ports such as Singapore’s facilitated these movements, which enmeshed the globe in profound change. The 2015 AAWH Congress considers these subjects in their global, world, transregional, interdisciplinary, comparative, international, and big historical contexts, and welcomes proposals related to the Congress theme.

While the Congress committee welcomes panels and papers that address Migration in Global History, it will also consider proposals related to other topics on the history of the Asia-Pacific from global and world perspectives, including (but not limited to) the interdisciplinary history of science, technology, medicine, business, and the environment. Proposals addressing the epistemology and methodology of teaching and writing global, world, transnational, and big history are also welcomed.

Panels should comprise three or four papers with a chair and commentator. Roundtables involving a chair and three to five participants are also welcomed. Alternative arrangements will be considered. All of these should be elaborated in the proposal, which should also include a 250-word rationale for the panel, an abstract of each paper not exceeding 500 words, and a 1-page CV of each presenter. Please include audiovisual requests, if you have any.

All proposals should be submitted to 2015AAWH.Congress, with the subject line “2015 AAWH Congress Proposal.” If you wish to submit your proposal by postal service, it should be dispatched to:

2015 AAWH Congress Committee
History General Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332
Republic of Singapore

The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2014. Decisions on participation will be made known by January 2015 and further instructions on registration will be given thereafter.

Payment for both the congress registration fee and AAWH annual membership will be done through a credit card payment link on this website. The secure payment facility will be made available on the AAWH website soon, and we will notify AAWH members and participants who have sent abstracts and panel proposals when they can start using the facility.

Cash and Cheque payments will not be accepted.

If you have questions about the program or anything else related to conference logistics, please contact the 2015 AAWH Congress Committee at 2015AAWH.Congress.

The Congress will be held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. For information on how to get to the university campus, visit More information will be provided when registration begins in 2014.