The scope of activities of PPH Unika Atma Jaya cover three main areas namely (1) research, (2) capacity building, and (3) providing services for disadvantaged communities.
These activities are supported by a knowledge management system which may be utilized by concerned parties for developing better HIV-AIDS policies.
Most research focus on policy research, operational research and social behavior studies related to HIV-AIDS and TB, drugs, violence towards women and marginal groups, health care management, and the role of civil society in the health care system and health sector.
Research topics are determined by the advocacy needs of PPH Unika Atma Jaya (ARC) or of a third party, which enables ARC to conduct independent, collaborative as well as commissioned research.
B. Capacity Building
Capacity building activities are targeted towards HIV-AIDS researchers and other concerned parties in increasing their capacity related to topics relevant to their field of work. These activities are conducted through various methods, i.e. discussions, training, workshops, online courses, technical assistance and monitoring, as needed.
C. Providers Services to Disadvantaged Communities
As a form of support to disadvantaged communities PPH Unika Atma Jaya initiated several services to communities affected by HIV-AIDS.
These services include HIV-related interventions for injecting drug users and children living with HIV, through two programs namely Lentera Anak Pelangi and Kios Informasi Kesehatan Atma Jaya. The two program activities are as follows:
1. Lentera Anak Pelangi
Lentera Anak Pelangi provides term reduction activities for children with HIV positive parents in Jakarta. It aims to improve the quality of life of children living with AIDS and their families. There are four interventions: (1) primary health and nutrition, (2) psychosocial and life skills education, (3) advocacy, and (4) case management.
Harm education is not only targeted toward children and parents but also to the surrounding environment, including schools, neighborhoods, religious leaders, and community leaders.
Up to June 2015, Lentera Anak Pelangi has supported 122 children, 80 of them infected by HIV, in five districts of DKI Jakarta, with support of Mitra Surya Mandiri Foundation, Rotary Club, Werkgroup 72 and private donors.
- Providing support to children and families affected by HIV.
- Regular meetings of support groups.
- Free medical check-up and treatment for children and their families.
- Open letter to the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education and Culture in Conjunction with National Education Day (2015).
- Nutrition for HIV infected children workshop for caregivers (2015).
- Bazaar for supported families (2015).
- Rainbow Panting Workshop for 18 children, aged 10 and above at Mega Mendung (2015).
- Participation in the commemoration of National Children Day in collaboration with 20 children organizations (2015).
2. Kios Informasi Kesehatan
Kios Informasi Kesehatan (KIOS) was established in 2002 as a response to the increase of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Jakarta. Interventions developed included harm reduction for injecting drug users, their sexual partners and communities in North and West Jakarta.
Main activities covering the areas of West Jakarta, North Jakarta, and Tangerang include needle exchange, and referrals to methadone therapy, primary health care, HIV testing, and sexually transmitted infection testing.
To date 5000 injecting drug users have utilized KIOS services activities include:
- Providing Access and support to injecting drug users and their sexual partners to encourage behavior change and need for health care services. This activity is supported by USAID through Aksi Stop AIDS Family Health International (ASA FHI) and Scaling Up for Most at Risk Populations (SUM) II, and DFAT through HIV Cooperation Program in Indonesia (HCPI)
- Care and treatment for people with HIV through development of ARV satellite programs, supported by the National AIDS Commission.