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									      Regional Conference on
 “Revitalizing Primary Health Care”
Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-8 August 2008

    Information for Participants

Background ......................................................................... 1
Objectives ........................................................................... 3
Conference programme ....................................................... 4
Provisional programme ....................................................... 7
Function rooms ................................................................. 10
General information for participants ................................. 14
About Jakarta .................................................................... 21

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In 1978, the world witnessed a landmark initiative for health
development and social justice when the Declaration of Alma-Ata
on Primary Health Care (PHC) was adopted at an international
conference. It was here that the historic goal of health for all “(HFA)”
was set.

    Today, 30 years later, HFA has not been fully achieved as
envisaged but significant achievements in health development have
been made that deserve commendation. Among these is the
eradication or elimination of some infectious diseases, the
development of new vaccines and drugs, the advancement in medical
technology and improvements in the quality of care and expansion
of health care facilities. People are living longer and have a better
quality of life. However, even in developed countries, many are unable
to access health care services. In this context, PHC has once again
become a global agenda to tackle inequity in health care.

    The World Health Organization reaffirms that primary health
care is a valid approach to achieve the Millennium Development
Goals as well as Health for All and ultimately equity and social justice.
However, there is a need to revitalize PHC through health system
strengthening to meet the current challenges.

    Due to numerous changes, among others, in epidemiology,
demographic structure, socio-cultural-political-economic status
changes in climate and the environment, the public health
interventions and concepts of PHC on community involvement,
community participation, multisectoral collaboration and affordable
technology need to be re-examined in the light of the new challenges
and its impact on health and security.

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         In revitalizing PHC, the lessons learnt from experiences of
    countries in the South-East Asia Region during the past 30 years
    and an understanding of the global, regional and national challenges
    including the social determinants of health are crucial for effective
    health system functioning. Collaborative efforts and partnerships
    among the health and other sectors, government and non-
    governmental organizations, the community, civil society and private
    organizations are essentials to revitalize PHC.

         It is in this context that the Regional Conference on “Revitalizing
    Primary Health Care” has been organized to identify the strategies
    to implement more effectively in countries of the South-East Asia
    Region through health system strengthening to achieve the MDGs
    and other health goals.

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General objective
Revitalizing Primary Health Care in the changing context of health
development and its risk factors and social determinants to achieve
the Millennium Development Goals and Health for All.

Specific objectives
1.   To take forward the primary health care agenda in the South-
     East Asia Region in the current context; and

2.   To provide recommendations on “Revitalizing Primary Health
     Care” for consideration by the 61st Session of the WHO Regional
     Committee for South-East Asia.

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    Conference programme

    The first two days of the conference include presentations and
    discussions on implementing PHC in the countries of the South-East
    Asia Region through health system strengthening to achieve MDGs
    and health goals in consideration of social determinants of health.

    Types of sessions
    A    Inaugural session

         The Conference will be inaugurated on 6 August 2008 at 0900
         hours by H.E. Dr Siti Fadilah Supari, Minister of Health, Republic
         of Indonesia, with welcome remarks from Dr Budihardja,
         Director-General of Community Health, Ministry of Health. Dr
         Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia
         Region will also address the inaugural session.

    B    Keynote addresses will be given by:

         -     Dr Halfdan T. Mahler, WHO Director-General Emeritus
         -     Dr Amorn Nondasuta, Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry
               of Public Health, Thailand
         -     Ms Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for MDG in Asia
               and the Pacific (2003 – 2007)

    C    Paper presentation

         A working paper on “Revitalizing Primary Health Care” will be
         presented by Dr Somsak Chunharas, Chair of the WHO Expert
         Group on “Revitalizing Primary Health Care” to reflect the
         Regional position on why and how PHC should be re-examined

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    in countries of the South-East Asia Region to make PHC more
    effective in achieving health-related MDGs and health goals.

D   Panel discussions

    Two parallel sessions will be organized during which invited
    experts will present specific subjects to address how the health
    system framework should be managed or strengthened to
    facilitate the PHC implementation: equity in health; multisectoral
    collaboration; health financing and societal partnership. The
    presentations will be followed by comments from discussants
    and open general discussion by participants.

E   Group discussions

    Four group discussions will be organized under the same themes
    of the parallel sessions. The guidelines for group discussions
    will be provided. Results of the group discussions will be
    presented to all participants in plenary sessions.

F   Display of information materials

    Publications and other information related to primary health
    care from countries in the Region will be displayed at the
    Conference lobby.

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    Conference programme at a glance

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Provisional programme

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     Function rooms

          Function                      Room                     Floor          Date

     Registration            Main Lobby                    Near Reception   5 August

                             Ballroom Foyer                Level B          6 August

     Plenary                 Ballroom                      Level B          6 – 7 August

                             Ulos + Songket + Tapis        Level B          8 August

     Panel A, C              Ulos + Songket                Level B          6 August

     Panel B, D              Tapis                         Level B          6 August

     Group 1                 Ulos + Songket                Level B          7 August

     Group 2                 Tapis                         Level B          7 August

     Group 3 & 4             Ballroom                      Level B          7 August

     Secretariat Room        Ikat                          Level B          5-8 August

     Lunch                   Ballroom                      Level B          6-7 August

                             Garden Terrace                Level 2          8 August

     Welcome Reception       Ballroom                      Level B          6 August

     Internet stations       Ballroom Foyer                Level B          6-7 August

                             Tapis Room Foyer              Level B          8 August

     Press Conference        Board Room                    Level 2          6 August

     WHO Core Group          Board Room                    Level 2          5 – 8 August
     and Expert Group

     Speaker &               Palm Court 1                  Level 2          5 – 8 August
     Moderator Room

     WHO Office              Palm Court 2                  Level 2          6 – 9 August

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                                                            Lobby level

                                             desk (5Aug)

                               VIP transit
                               (6-8 Aug)

Information for Participants
                                              Level B

     (6-7 Aug)
      (8 Aug)                                    Plenary
     Breakout                                   (6-7 Aug)
     (6-7 Aug)                                    Lunch
      Plenary                                   (6-7 Aug)
      (8 Aug)                                   Reception
                                                 (6 Aug)
     (6-8 Aug)

                                            (6 Aug)

                                                   (6-7 Aug)

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          Level 2

                Moderators rooom
                    (8 Aug)
(8 Aug)

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     General information for participants

     The Conference will be held at:
     Four Seasons Hotel
     Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan
     Jakarta 12920 Indonesia,
     Tel: (62-21) 252 3456
     Fax: (62-21) 252 4480
     E-mail address:

     Registration desk will be open from 15.00 – 20.00 hours. on 5 August
     2008 at the main Lobby area. Also, the registration will be done in
     front of the Ballroom on 6 August 2008 from 08.00 – 09.00 hours.
     Participants are requested to register and collect the conference bag
     and the name tag at the Registration desks.

         For your information, the focal points for registration and logistic
     arrangements are as follow:

     Mr Sunil Jain and Mr Paramjeet Singh
     WHO South-East Asia Regional Office

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Ms Kamilani Usodo and Ms Ambar Widiastuti
WHO Country Office — Indonesia

Please contact the Secretariat Office at the IKAT Room on Level B for
any assistance.

A special tariff is provided by the hotel for this conference. The tariff
is US$ 90 net per room per night for single-bed room and US$ 105
net for double-bed room. The rates include:
    •    Daily buffet breakfast at Seasons Cafe
    •    Two bottled water in the room (replenished daily)
    •    Complimentary Daily Indonesian / English Newspaper
    •    Free access to the swimming pool and the gym

     Please settle the payment for hotel room directly with them
before departure. The settlement should also include airport transfer
charges, personal expenses such as laundry, phone call, mini bar,

Airport transfer
The one-way transfer by Silver Bird Taxi (2 persons per car) is
chargeable at Rp. 220,000 per car (approx US$ 24) or Rp. 110,000
per person.

     A pre-arranged transfer is also available by Mini Bus (for minimum
10 persons – maximum 15 persons per one trip) at Rp. 90,750 per
person (approximately US$10). This arrangement is subject to Group
Flight Participants.

Flight re-confirmation
International flights such as Thai Airways (TG) and Singapore Airlines
(SQ), are automatically re-confirmed by the airlines as long as the
passengers do not change their previous reservation. While for
domestic flights such as Garuda Airways (GA), Merpati Airlines (MZ)

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     re-confirmation is needed at latest 24 hours before the departure

         Please bring your tickets and passport/travel documents with
     you to the Conference in order to facilitate airline reconfirmations.
     Staff from the official travel agent Bayu Buana Jakarta will be available
     only from 09.00 – 15.00 hours during 6-8 August 2008 at Secretariat
     Room to assist you.

     Insurance and excess baggage
     Please note that WHO can not be held liable or responsible for any
     claim arising out of death, injury, sickness or other disability. Similarly,
     excess baggage charges or charges for insurance of baggage are the
     responsibilities or participants. Likewise, taxi charges to and from
     airport, airport taxes, porter age, expenses incurred in obtaining
     visas and passports are not reimbursed by the Organization.

     Departure / airport tax
     Kindly be informed that you should be ready at hotel lobby 2.5 – 3
     hours before for International flight and 1.5 – 2 hours before for
     domestic flight departure. The airport tax for international flight in
     Soekarno-Hatta Airport (Jakarta) is Rp. 100,000 (or around USD
     11) which is paid at the airport prior to your departure flight.

     Private tours
     Please contact tour desk at the Conference venue. Bayu Buana is an
     official tour agent of the Conference.

     Medical facilities
     In-house Clinic is available at the Hotel with the following schedules:
          -     Nurse is available 24 hours
          -     Doctors work on shift: 09.00 – 13.00 hours
                                                16.00 – 20.00 hours
                On call 24 hours with estimated 1 hour travel time to reach
                the hotel

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Pray room
Room is available on Level B for practicing religious affairs.

Climate and temperature
Jakarta’s climate is typically tropical, which means hot and humid
conditions year-round. Temperatures range from 25 to 28°C most of
the time, which are cooled by gentle breezes that blow in from the
sea. Since Jakarta lies on the equator, there is very little seasonal
change; visitors can experience hot and sticky weather just about
any time of the year.

Currency and exchange
Indonesia’s unit of currency is “Rupiah (Rp)” can be generally obtained
in exchange for US dollars / Euros or other currencies in banks,
hotels and foreign exchange services located in the city. There are
coins worth 50, 100, 500 & 1.000 Rupiah, while bank notes come in
denominations of 1.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000, 50.000 and 100.000

    The current exchange rate for 1 US$ is approximately Rp. 9,310
(as of 30 June 2008)

    Exchange rate offered by an authorized money changer is
normally better then banks. Be very careful when changing your
money. Always check the rate of exchange and commission (if any)
the money changer is taking. Most importantly, always count your
money before your leave the premises and if you can, bring your
own calculator, as the ones used by some places can be ‘a little

    Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurant, bars and
shopping centres. Many shopping/vendor establishment may
surcharge 2 - 5% for credit card transactions. Traveler Cheques can
also be exchanged in banks, hotels, etc.

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     Jakarta’s time is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

     127/230V 50HzHz

     Electric Plug Details
     European plug with two circular metal pins.

     Please note that smoking is not allowed in the conference rooms and
     in the public area.

     Personal security
     You must always remain alert and follow these simple rules:

          •     Keep to the main parts of the city and do not venture out
                on foot to places you are unsure about. Avoid dark areas
                and deserted shortcuts.

          •     Be particularly wary of people, especially in groups of three
                or four, loitering near hotels and bars as they may be

          •     Avoid carrying large sums of money and do try to dress

          •     Do not walk out alone at night. Take a marked taxi.

          •     Do not accept food and drink from strangers as you may be
                drugged and become a victim of crime. Do not leave drinks
                unattended at a table in a nightclub. Drink spiking is very

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    •    Ignore beggars, street children and people accosting you
         on the street with hard luck stories. If the beggars become
         belligerent, move to the nearest safe haven such as an
         international hotel or police station.

    •    Do not to leave personal belongings, bags or hand luggage
         unattended, whether at the hotel, conference rooms, banks,
         offices or wherever you go.

    •    Pay particular attention at airports.

Public transport
Taxis: The Recommended taxi services are Blue Bird or Silver Bird.
These taxis cost 20% more but most drivers speak English and have
radio contact with the company. Never take a casual taxi off the
street and refuse to travel in a taxi without a meter. Go to the nearest
reputable hotel and have the concierge call a taxi for you. Before
starting the journey, make sure the driver knows how to get to your
intended destination, if not have the concierge explain.
Hire Cars: There are many car rental companies in Jakarta and
other large cities with a provided driver. Make sure you have a contract
in writing before making any undertaking to the provider. The Hotel
will might be able to assist.
Buses/Boats/Barges:-. It is strongly advised not to use them as
they have poor maintenance record and are frequented by criminals.
Long distance travel on buses is strongly discouraged due to the
road accident records and again criminals posing as fellow travelers.
Boat/Ship travel is discouraged, due to lack of safety equipment and
a very high incident rate of accidents with fatalities.
Bajaj (Motor Tricycles): It is not advisable to use these as they are
largely unlicensed, uninsured and majority of the drivers are of
doubtful competence.

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     Map of Jakarta

     Four Seasons Hotel

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                                              About Jakarta

Indonesia is a large archipelago consisting of approximately 17000
islands of which 6000 are inhabited. The country shares borders
with Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea. This strategic
location has had a significant influence on the political, cultural and
socio-economic development of the country. There are around 300
ethnic and tribal groups. The principal ones are Acehnese, Bataks,
Minangkabaus (Sumatra); Javanese, Sundanese (Java); Balinese
(Bali); Sasaks (Lombok); and Dani (Papua). The population has a
Muslim majority. The official language is Indonesian, known as Bahasa
Indonesia but there are 365 dialects spoken. The country’s motto is
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means: Unity in Diversity.

     The country’s population is estimated at 240 million, while the
population of the capital, Jakarta is estimated at 12 million. Crime
in Indonesia is relatively low compared to many other countries in
the region. Criminal activity is mostly of an opportunist nature,
including street petty theft, robbery, and confidence tricksters, theft
of mobile phones and credit card fraud and drink spiking.
Commonsense to prevent crime should always be applied.

    Indonesia is a diverse country and there are varying cultures
across the country. To respect cultural sensitivity, follow the correct
dress code is especially important when visiting Muslim communities,
specially the Aceh Province.

    Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the
capital and largest city of Indonesia. It
was formerly known as Sunda Kelapa
(397-1527), Jayakarta (1527-1619),
Batavia (1619-1942), and Djakarta
(1942-1972). Jakarta is located on the
northwestern coast of Java Island, at
the mouth of the Ciliwung River on

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     Jakarta Bay, which is an inlet of the Java Sea. The northern part of
     Jakarta is constituted on a plain land, approximately eight meters
     above the sea level. This contributes to the frequent flooding. The
     southern parts of the city are hilly. There are about 13 rivers flowing
     through Jakarta, mostly flowing from the hilly southern parts of the
     city northwards towards the Java Sea. The most important river is
     the Ciliwung river, which divides the city into the western and eastern
     principalities. The city borders the province of West Java on its east
     side and the province of Banten on its west side. The thousand islands,
     which are a part of the administrative region of Jakarta, are located
     in the Jakarta Bay. These 105 islets are located 45 km on the north
     part of the city.

         Jakarta is served by the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
     Since 2004, Jakarta has built a new bus system known as
     “TransJakarta” or “Busway” and is planning to increase the number
     of Busway routes.

                                      Jakarta is always bustling, from the sound
                                 of the wheel of government turning to the sight
                                 of the economy churning. Skyscrapers, single
                                 storey residential houses, modern apartment
                                 complexes, survivalists shanties – all coexist
                                 in this city.

         More general information about Jakarta and tourism opportunities
     elsewhere in Indonesia may be obtained at the websites: http:// and

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