Realizing Impact In Indonesia
Indonesia is facing a huge burden of tuberculosis, HIV and not to forget the current COVID-19 pandemic and yet experience a large number of barriers to accessing timely screening and treatment. Indonesia also faces maternal and child mortality rates that are still too high, although quite some progress has been made over the last decades.
There is a growing need for improved access and quality of (remote) screening services while reducing costs and support better health outcomes. IDBH offers state of the art solutions for screening on COVID-19, Tuberculosis and for early detection of high risk pregnancies. This offers many opportunities to those who are committed to tackle the challenges and impediments to realize measurable impact.
IDBH envisions a best practice approach working closely together with local partners, having access to in depth expertise, concepts and solutions from our network of knowledge, technology and business partners within the Dutch Life Sciences and Health sector and abroad. Whereas needs-based community development emphasizes local deficits and looks to outside agencies for resources, asset-based community development focuses on honing and leveraging existing strengths within the community.
SENSO Community is the umbrella under which we initiate, develop, implement or support various projects and long term programs, ranging from health promotion, prevention to training programs, implementation of technology or supporting research, with data collection, monitoring and evaluation tools.
Under SENSO Community we have set up a research program to validate the potential value of using the Positive Health concept and tools from the Institute for Positive Health in the Netherlands (Machteld Huber, www.iph.nl ). Positive Health is a supporting concept that helps us in our strive to improve the health and well being of the people in Indonesia, with a strong focus on prevention and health promotion. For this IDBH Senso has set up a partnership with the HAN University of Applied Sciences. Currently a team of students is performing a feasibility study in the Ling Tien Kung community implementing the Positive Health Dialog Tool into their daily practice.