IRCME supported Improvement of medical schools through the projects of Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) and JICA from 2005 to 2012.
List of Cooperation Projects:
- Project of Improvement of Faculty of Medicine at Islamic University of Indonesia
- Project of Improvement of University of Indonesia
Background: Indonesia is composed of thousands of islands and there is huge disparity in the quality of health care and the numbers of workers in the health care field. Island of Java where capital city Jakarta locates has lower child mortality rate and longer life expectancy. Half of the medical doctors in Indonesia works in Java islands and 40% of them reside near Jakarta. To overcome these problems and to educate medical practitioners in the local region, IRCME supported to establish faculties of Medicine at the Islamic University of Indonesia and the University of Indonesia in cooperation with JICA.
1. Project of Improvement of Faculty of Medicine at Islamic University of Indonesia
To supply local medical doctors and nurses by improving Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University of Indonesia from hardware and software point of views.
April 2005 – May 2012 (86 Months)
(3) Our Activities
i. Baseline Survey
Prof. Kiyoshi Kitamura and Dr. Shunsaku Mizushima (then Assistant Professor) participated in the Baseline survey of JBIC in Indonesia in February 2005 in order to investigate the possibility of financing the project by JBIC.
ii. Support Studying Abroad Program: Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor, visited Indonesia to have a discussion with the dean of Faculty of Medicine and have interviews with the candidates for studying abroad program.
iii. Technical Training in Medical Education:
20 faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine, Islamic University of Indonesia participated in the technical training for 2 weeks in August 2010.
ⅳ. University Management Workshop:
20 faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine, Islamic University of Indonesia participated in the technical training from 4th to 8th July 2011 in Japan, and 11th to 15th July in Malaysia.
2. Project of Improvement of University of Indonesia
The project aims at enhancing educational and research capacity of the “Health Faculties” of UI which consist of medical, dentistry, nursing and public health faculties and enhancing the quality of health human resource in regional universities, through developing an University Hospital and Health Faculties of UI and strengthening their collaboration with regional universities with a view to contributing to improving quality of medical service in Indonesia including rural area.\
February 2008 – June 2016 (101 Months)
3. Project Component
① Construction of School Building, Procurement of equipment and Furniture
② Consulting Service: Supporting the opening of University Hospital, making the guideline of University Hospital, fostering coordination with local hospitals, strengthening the connection with Japanese universities.
4. Our Activities
Prof. Kiyoshi Kitamura and Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor participated in the survey of the project as experts in medical human resource policy making and in medical research from August to December 2007.
They analyzed the current situation of health care and medical education in Indonesia, had discussion with the stakeholders, and proposed possible supporting menu by IRCME.