A series of Global Health True Leaders (GHTL) training has been successfully conducted in 2014 and 2015 in four countries: Indonesia (January 17-26, 2014 and August 19-25, 2015), Thailand (April 18-22, 2014), Vietnam (April 25-29, 2014), and China (May 5-9, 2014). Involving 255 students and young professionals from 10 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Lao PDR, Cambodia, China, Nepal, and Myanmar. The participants were across professions including graduate and postgraduate students, medical doctors, veterinarians, NGO’s staff, lecturers, researchers, associate professor, managers, government officer, young public health practitioners, etc represent disciplines of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition, Social, Nursing, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Dentistry, and Engineering. The events were sponsored by USAID-OHW, USAID-RESPOND, IDRC Canada, Indonesia National Armed Force, and Regional Police Command of West Kalimantan. The major components of Global Health True Leaders training are classroom training, team building, role play, field work, site visit, and leadership outbond. During Global Health True Leaders, participants were conditioned and challenged with Global Health issue and problem that required them to communicate using English. The participants equipped by important values, including leadership, global perspective, working multi-sectoral and across professions, and culture.
Global Health True Leaders has provided new true leaders with global perspective, strong leadership value to collaborate across sector and profession, and culture value within both community and health regulatory hierarchy.
The successful execution of the ‘Global Health True Leaders Series’ and the enthusiasms of all parties involved had inspired us to continue and bring this program to a whole new level. The vision is to share the benefits of this ‘Global Health True Leaders’ program to as many potentials health workforces as possible and to expand the networks at the national, regional, and international level. This year, INDOHUN will be held the three-series of Global Health True Leaders training.
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