Sept 12 2017, by Putri

Sept 12 – Health is one of the focuses of many issues that are noticed by the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) that is committed to improving the quality of life of the community. To support the realization, UMY along with 17 agencies both from within and outside the country formed an alliance to work together to improve the quality of health education.Universities, colleges and high schools in both Indonesia and Taiwan are incorporated in Taiwan-Indonesia Healthcare Education (TIHE). The formation of the alliance was marked by the signing of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by the relevant agencies at  UMY Ruang Sidang Pascasarjana, Kasman Singodimedjo Building, 4th Floor on Monday (11/9).

Hilman Latief, MA., Ph.D., as Vice Rector for Student Affairs said that this alliance will be served as a stepping stone to improve the quality of health education in each agency. “As a community organization, health is an important issue for Muhammadiyah. With more than 40 million members, Muhammadiyah has many universities, colleges and schools as well as hospitals for raising people’s welfare (PKU) aimed at educating and providing health services to the community. Therefore, the need to develop the science of health becomes important in order to improve the quality of life. That is the purpose of forming this alliance, “Hilman said in his opening remarks for the event.

In addition, Dr. Nan-Chen Hsieh from National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science (NTUNHS) stated that the alliance would be an important breakthrough for the development of health sciences. “I believe this alliance will be served as an important step for this era, both to improve each agency and to produce a generation that is capable of providing quality healthcare for the community,” said Nan-Chen, the President of NTUNHS. In a presentation conducted by NTUNHS, the TIHE alliance will become a platform for its members in developing inter-agency cooperation. Then the cooperation offered was not only limited in health issues but also in other fields such as agriculture and others. In total there are 18 agencies incorporated in this alliance; those are National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences; College of Health Sciences Muhammadiyah Lhokseumawe, Aceh; Hsin Sheng Junior College of Medical Care and Management; Nursing High School Muhammadiyah Pontianak, West Kalimantan; Cardinal Tien Junior College of Healthcare and Management; University of Aisyiah Yogyakarta, D.I. Yogyakarta; Vanung University; University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Central Java; Fooyin University; STIKES Sari Mulia Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan; Hungkuang University; University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta; Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Ahmad Dahlan University, D.I. Yogyakarta; Yuanpei University of Medical Technology; University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu; Sebelas Maret University; and Taiwan Center-Indonesia