2nd Southeast Asia Biennial Conference on Population and Health

2nd Southeast Asia Biennial Conference on

Population and Health

Malang, 4 – 6 October 2022

 

I. BACKGROUND

As we know, family planning and preventing stunting are in accordance with the mandate of sustainable development goals (SDGs) number 1 No Poverty, number 2 Zero Hunger, number 3 Good Health and Well Being, number 5 Gender Equality and number 6 Clean Water and Sanitation. Based on Law No. 52 Year 2009, the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) of the Republic of Indonesia is responsible for implementing the family planning program. BKKBN is also appointed as the coordinator of stunting handling in Indonesia in accordance with the Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia number 72 Year 2021 concerning the acceleration of stunting reduction. The President of the Republic of Indonesia targets a stunting prevalence rate of 14% in 2024.

Thus, an agreement was made between the National Family Planning Population Board (BKKBN) with the University of Brawijaya and the University of Portsmouth to conduct the Southeast Asia Biennial Conference on Population and Health Related to Stunting hosted by BKKBN and the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Center for Global Health, Population, and Policy (PB Centre), Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia. The conference will be held on 4 – 6 October 2022. This international conference is a joint activity co-financed by the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Brawijaya University, Indonesia; British Council, Indonesia; and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Indonesia, as well as several other parties who supported the conference.

 

II. OBJECTIVES

  1. As a forum for researchers in the fields of family planning, population, and health, from around the world, to discuss contemporary issues related to family planning and stunting in the Southeast Asian region include Brunei Darussalam, Timor Leste, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Meanwhile, other countries participating as experts are the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Iran, Malawi, India, and Bangladesh.
  2. To become a means to develop ideas and research from academics and researchers, especially in the Southeast Asian region.
  3. To improve the role of Indonesia in international forums;
  4. To enhance the reputation of the Government of Indonesia internationally;
  5. To improve relations between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the governments of other countries, including South-South and Triangular Cooperation;
  6. To increase the trust of the international community;
  7. To disseminate Population, Family Planning, and Family Development programs to international partners/stakeholders;
  8. To obtain information on Population and Family Planning programs in international forums to create opportunities to cooperate and exchange information.

 

III. PARTICIPANTS

Conference participants consist of researchers and policymakers from various elements: Government, observers of family planning, population, and health issues, as well as academics, who are expected to submit structured research abstracts (containing research context, objectives, methods, results and discussions), with a maximum limit of 1,000 words. Participants send their abstracts to the conference committee via the Portsmouth-Brawijaya Center website (globalhealth.port.ac.uk) and the conference’s official email. The Session Chair will select the accepted abstract from each conference theme, and then it can be presented, whether in oral or poster presentations. The criteria are the quality of science, suitability with the chosen theme, and the location of the country of study.

 

IV. TIME AND PLACE

Day/Date            :  4 – 6 October 2022

Schedule            :  Attached

Place                  : The conference will be held hybrid by zoom and in Auditorium

of the University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia

 

V. CONFERENCE STRUCTURE

The number of presentation sessions is 46 oral presentations, divided into 8 conference topics and 72 to 80 posters. Each session consists of 5 oral presentations and 8 posters. The conference will be held for two days (details of activities can be seen in the activity table below). Parallel sessions will be held to accommodate the maximum number of selected papers, with 2 sessions at the specified time. The conference will be held hybrid, using Zoom Meetings as the online platform, with each conference room having the capacity to accommodate a minimum of 100 participants in each session. The conference’s main sessions will be held in a conference room with a capacity of 250 participants.

 

VI. COMMITTEE

All conference activities will be organized by committees from both parties, namely Indonesia and the UK. The organizing committee determines the session chair, conference fees, activity structure, funding, and other important aspects of the conference. The conference committee will meet once a month to report on the progress of activities. The committee chairperson will coordinate with the local organizing committee in providing input/recommendations to be implemented by the committee. The composition of the conference committee is as follows:

 

BKKBN:

  • (H.C.) dr. Hasto Wardoyo, Sp.OG(K), Chairman of BKKBN
  • Tavip Agus Rayanto, M.Si, Principal Secretary of BKKBN
  • drh. Muhammad Rizal Martua Damanik, MRepSc, PhD, Deputy for Training, Research, and Development of BKKBN
  • Ukik Kusuma Kurniawan, SKM, MPS, MA, Head of Center for International Training and Collaboration of BKKBN

 

The University of Portsmouth:

  • Professor Saseendran Pallikadavath, PB Centre, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Professor Sherria Hoskins, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth
  • Chris Markhan, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

 

University of Brawijaya Malang:

  • Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS., Rector of University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
  • Dr. drh. Aulanni’am, DES, Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, University of Brawijaya, Malang
  • Drs. Gugus Irianto, MSA., Ph.D., Ak., Vice Rector of Administration and Finance, University of Brawijaya, Malang
  • Dr. Drs. Abdul Hakim , M.Si., Vice Rector of Student Affairs, University of Brawijaya, Malang
  • Dr. Ir. Moch. Sasmito Djati, M.S., Vice Rector of Planning and Cooperation, University of Brawijaya, Malang
  • Sujarwoto S.IP., M.Si., Ph.D., Head of Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre, University of Brawijaya, Malang
  • Holipah, S.Ked., Ph.D., Secretary of Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre, University of Brawijaya, Malang

 

VII. LOCAL COMMITTEE

The Local Organizing Committee consists of BKKBN and Brawijaya University as the organizers. This committee is responsible for accommodation, transportation, consumption, and liaison for conference participants who need visas and other needs related to the conference. The organizing committee of the two institutions will coordinate with each other to arrange the preparation of the conference. Universitas Brawijaya provides activity and financial reports openly to BKKBN. The composition of the organizing committee is as follows:

 

BKKBN:

  • Center for International Training and Collaboration on Population and FP, BKKBN;
  • Bureau of General Affairs and Public Relations, BKKBN;
  • Directorate for Information, Education, and Communication, BKKBN;
  • Directorate for Technology, Information, and Data, BKKBN;
  • Representative Office of BKKBN East Java Province

 

University of Brawijaya Malang:

  • Sujarwoto S.IP., M.Si., Ph.D., Head of PB Centre, University of Brawijaya
  • Holipah, S.Ked., Ph.D., Secretary of PB Centre, University of Brawijaya
  • Professor Keppi Sukesi, PB Centre, University of Brawijaya
  • Rany Purnama Hadi, PB Centre, Universitas Brawijaya

 

VIII. IMPORTANT DATES

  • Conference website: deadline 1 March 2022
  • Call for papers: deadline 1 March 2022
  • Deadline for receiving extended abstracts: deadline 1 July 2022
  • Session Chair notifies authors: deadline 15 July 2022
  • Full papers received: deadline 10 October 2022
  • Conference: 4 – 6 October 2022

 

IX. THEME DAN CONFERENCE SESSION

8 Sub Theme :

  1. Family planning
    The session will invite papers on Current and emerging family planning needs, Contraceptive use during the Covid-19 and method shifting; Family planning method supply; Traditional family planning use.
  2. Child Health: Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
    This session will invite papers on Stunting; Innovative stunting prevention interventions; Neonatal and infant mortality, Immunization.
  3. Maternal Health
    This session will invite papers on Maternal morbidity and mortality, pre-and post-natal care; Sexually transmitted infections; Demand-side financing programmes; C-sections; Health insurance for maternal health; Teenage pregnancy; Exposure to the internet, and its impact on sexual and reproductive health; maternal education; maternal nutrition. Impact of Covid-19 on maternal health care services.
  4. Health System
    This session will invite papers on the Public and private health care system and changes needed to address new and emerging health needs, particularly during Covid-19; Human resources for health; Health insurance, and universal health coverage.
  5. Mortality and Morbidity
    This session will invite papers on: Impact of covid-19 on mortality and morbidity rate; Diabetes; Heart diseases; Cancer; Alcohol misuse; use of drugs; and Smoking.
  6. Family, Marriage, and Divorce
    This session will invite papers on: Changing family structure; Marriage, and divorce in the changing socio-economic and Covid-19 pandemic context.
  7. National and International Migration
    This session will invite papers on: The Impact of Covid-19 on national and international migration on the migrant and the left behind; migration policies, Re-integration and return migration.
  8. Covid-19 Pandemic
    This session will invite papers on: The vaccination test and treat program, vaccine hesitancy, and health system challenges to cope with demand for health services.