The 6th International UGM Public Health Symposium

Conference Date. 05 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019


Childhood stunting is a serious problem, which is an outcome of maternal undernutrition and inadequate infant and young child feeding. This problem correlates with impaired neurocognitive development and a risk marker for non-communicable diseases and reduced productivity in later life as stated by the World Health Organization. Stunting caused by malnutrition has become a high-profile health issue Indonesia because of its impact on all aspects of development, from human resources to economic growth. 

In order to reduce the number of under-five stunted children, rallying point for commitments by national governments and international development partners are crucial. On the other hand, to build the evidence base, refine strategies, and provide technical assistance to countries to address stunting and other maternal and child malnutrition priorities, need all expertise who works related to this issue to collaborate. In the first 1000 days of the life cycle, nutritional, environmental, and psychosocial play important roles, which can carve deep and impacts on the growth and development of human capital. 

The development institutions and many governments are concerned to reduce the cumulative problem of the global burden of stunting which the process may take place in defined family, household, and community situations (WHO Colloquium, 2013). The causes of stunting are entrenched in diverse sectors, calling for cross-sector and transdisciplinary approaches to address the problem adequately. Therefore, the involvement of the multiple stakeholders in stunting reduction recognize the need for horizontal and vertical coherence work.


  • Kirana Pritasari, MQIH (Directorate General of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. dr. Med. Akmal Taher, Sp.U(K) (Medical Commission, Indonesian Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Chia Hua Kuo (University of Taipei)
  • Dr. Jesus C. Fernandez (SEAMEO RECFON)
  • Prof. Rohana Abdul Jalil (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
  • Dr. Mubasysyir Hasanbasri, MA (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • dr. Dewi Sukowati, MPH (Wahana Visi Indonesia)
  • Tony Arjuna, SGz, MNutDiet, AN, APD (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Bito Wikantosa, SS, MHum (Director of Social Services, Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration)
  • Ir. R.M. Herismoyo (Regional Body for Planning and Development, Kulon Progo)


All areas of public health are welcome to present and publish in the symposium, including:

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Field Epidemiology
  • Food Security and Supply
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health in Slum Areas
  • Occupational Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Hospital Management
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health in Remote Areas
  • Environmental Health
  • International Health
  • Human Resource and Development
  • Health Insurance

Abstract Submission Guideline

Register to UGM E-paper ( as author.
Follow the process of sending the manuscript as directed by the system.
Select the topic that matches your abstract theme in the abstract receiving system.

Guide to abstract writing:

  • The 6th UGM Public Health Symposium only accepts abstracts via UGM E-paper.
  • Abstracts should be written in English.
  • Up to 300 words (minimum 250 words).
  • Title a maximum of 25 words
  • Abstract format: Objective, Method, Results, Discussion, and Suggestion/Conclusion
  • Non-research abstract format: Objective, Content (activity, review policies, lessons learned)
  • Selected abstracts will be announced within 2 weeks after the submission.
  • The abstract template can be downloaded here.
  • A complete guide to abstract submission can be seen here. 
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Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing Universitas Gadjah Mada
05 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019
Paper Submission
17 Sep 2019 - 03 Nov 2019


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