The quality and management of health services remain important challenges for Indonesia’s health care system. External assessments of health care quality started with the establishment of the National Accreditation Body, known as KARS, or Committee of Hospital Accreditation, in 1996. This program was reinforced through Law No. 44 of 2009 which required all hospitals to be accredited every three years. Following the accreditation process for hospitals it was soon recognised that there...
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“When we review the calculation of DHA on health expenditures in Bondowoso, it appears that the allocation of funds for public health efforts (UKM) is smaller than for the individual health efforts (UKP)”.
“This suggests that the health funding in the district so far is still directed to curative care rather than to promotional and preventive efforts, with the biggest beneficiaries from the productive age group”.
“The DHA results provides inputs for policy evaluation and basis for the government of Bondowoso in improving the health financing system in the district”.
Dr. Moh. Imron, M.MKes, Acting Head of Bondowoso District Health Office.
BONDOWOSO Success Story: Improving Governance and Accountability through District Health Account (DHA)
“For Ngada district, the results of DHA studies are very important as inputs for policy evaluation and as a basis for the district government in improving the health financing system".
“Ngada district health office, with the support of AIPHSS program, has implemented a local tobacco tax to fund the provision of essential and sustainable health care to the most vulnerable communities in the district.”
"The policy of implementing the tobacco tax to fund health expenditures in Ngada district may be one of the most effective methods and can be replicated in other areas in Indonesia to reduce premature death and disability, especially among the poor."
Yak Yoseph Mawo, S.Sos, Acting Head of Ngada District Health Office.
NGADA Success Story: Improving Governance and Accountability Through District Health Account (DHA)