Health Governance Initiative (HEART) Project by UNDP Indonesia

About Health Governance Initiative (HEART) Project by UNDP Indonesia

The Health Governance Initiative Program (HEART) is a vital component of the UNDP Indonesia Country Program for 2021-2025, conceived to address the continuous work of the Millennium Development Goals and the pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In close partnership with Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, the HEART initiative seeks to enhance access to quality healthcare services, ultimately working towards universal health coverage. Through a holistic approach that considers gender perspectives, fosters innovation, and builds capacities, the program aims to achieve sustainable health outcomes. The program’s responsiveness to a constantly evolving environment leverages UNDP’s existing resources, initiatives and partnerships, fostering synergy across various sectors.

The HEART initiative collaborates with governmental bodies and civil society organizations, leveraging UNDP's global expertise in health governance and implementation for community health improvement. Through a holistic approach that considers gender perspectives, fosters innovation, and builds capacities, the program aims to achieve sustainable health outcomes. It addresses health inequities by focusing on competence development, innovative solutions, and partnerships, tackling critical health system governance challenges and building resilience for emergency responses. HEART recognizes the broader determinants of health, addressing structural causes of healthcare disparities, and its responsiveness leverages UNDP's resources and partnerships, fostering synergy across various sectors.

What Does HEART do?

The HEART initiative has effectively partnered with various Indonesia’s government bodies, ministries, and organizations, fostering collaboration with Global Fund programs and civil society organizations (CSOs) for health-related initiatives. It has also partnered with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and the COVID-19 committee. Moreover, the program actively engages with UNAIDS to reduce human rights barriers, UN Women to ensure gender equality, and effective supply chain management of antiretroviral (ARV) medications.

Furthermore, incorporating genomic surveillance within this initiative equips Indonesia to detect and monitor various pathogen variants. As evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic, such surveillance capabilities are essential for understanding and responding to emerging health threats.

The HEART initiative aims to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services in Indonesia, emphasizing achieving universal health coverage. This program operates in close partnership with the Government of Indonesia and leverages the UNDP's expertise in governance for health. It also strongly focuses on gender perspectives, innovative solutions, and capacity building.

Theory of Changes:

At the core of HEART's Theory of Change is a multifaceted approach. The program aims to bridge health disparities by developing competence, innovative solutions, and fostering partnerships. Addressing both immediate and underlying causes, UNDP's broader engagement in Indonesia tackles environmental, social, and structural determinants of health. With a focus on access to diagnosis enhancement and health technology, HEART collaborates with national counterparts to enhance policy analysis and capacity development. The program facilitates multi-sector policy dialogues, ensuring the participation of women and vulnerable populations while contributing to Indonesia's rights within global trade frameworks.

HEART's emphasis on capacity development extends to leveraging UNDP's expertise in implementing Global Fund grants addressing technical and management support needs. The initiative champions using innovative technologies, such as eVIN for immunization programs, to streamline logistics and supply chain management.

The UNDP's HEART Initiative is a beacon of transformative change, weaving together competence development, innovative solutions, and partnerships to create a resilient and inclusive health governance model for Indonesia. As the program continues to evolve, it promises improved health outcomes and a more equitable and sustainable future for all, aligning with the principles of the 2030 agenda and leaving no one behind.

Impact

START DATE

November 2017

END DATE

March 2024

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

Indonesia

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Aisyiyah indonesia

Australian DFAT

Croda Foundation

GAVI

GOVERNMENT OF INDONESIA

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

UnSpecified

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$63,769,334

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2017$0

2018$0

2019$466,187

2020$3,004,366

2021$3,630,693

2022$7,598,996

2023$13,074,474

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