This workshop symbolized a united front in improving healthcare globally.
The event marked an important milestone in the collaboration between Monash University, Australia, and Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), Indonesia, buoyed and funded by Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP), or the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education.
Experts at the workshop hail from distinguished institutions such as Monash University, the University of Sydney, the University of Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and UNHAS.
To holistically approach the matter, the workshop welcomed clinicians ranging from neurologists to GPs, nurses, and physiotherapists from both hospital and Puskesmas settings.
Recognizing that understanding the patient's perspective is crucial, the workshop also opened its doors to stroke survivors and their caregivers, providing a platform for those with firsthand experience of stroke challenges. Policymakers from the Department of Health and National Health Insurance (BPJS) were rounding out the diverse participant list.
They were chaired by Professor Richard Lindley, a globally renowned stroke physician from the University of Sydney, with co-chair Associate Professor Andi Masyitha Irwan, Ph.D. from UNHAS.
The workshop aimed to explore the intricacies of stroke rehabilitation in the Indonesian context.
At the helm of this project is Yudi Hardianto, a lecturer from the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Nursing, UNHAS, presently pursuing his Ph.D. at Monash University, Australia. Professor Dominique Cadilhac from Monash University was facilitating the event, supported by a notable team: Professor Noor Azah Abd Aziz from UKM, Dr. Elizabeth Lynch from Flinders University, and Dr. Tara Purvis from Monash University.