Policy Evaluation of Malaria Program in Jayapura: Policy Reform for Stakeholders in Papua

Frengklin Pasik1, Ede Surya Darmawan2


1)Masters Program of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Jawa

2)Department of Health Policy and Administration, Faculty of Public Health,

Universitas Indonesia



Background: Malaria morbidity and mortality continue to increase in most countries in the world. International agencies and malaria control program managers have iden­tified the streng­t­hening of program evaluation as an important strategy for improving the efficiency and effec­ti­veness of malaria control program. The purpose of this study was to conduct a po­lic­y evaluation of malaria program in Jayapura as part of the policy reform for stakeholders in Papua.

Subjects and methods: This was a qualitative study con­duc­t­ed in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. The study used Van meter and Van horn framework.

Results: Technical guidelines for malaria control from the Ministry of Health have been im­ple­men­ted in Jayapura, Papua. However, there was a lack of intersectoral and local go­vern­ment sup­port. Likewise, there was a dearth of community partnership for the malaria con­trol and eli­mi­nation. The low perfomance of malaria control was due to a lack of commu­ni­cation among stake­­holders, weak attitude of the program imple­menter, unclear policy standard and target, and unfavorable political atmosphere.

Conclusion: Intersectoral and local government support and collaboration for mala­ria con­trol in Jayapura, Papua, are weak. The local government has yet to augment sup­port the malaria con­trol program.

Keywords: malaria, policy evaluation, Jayapura, Papua.

Correspondence: Frengklin Pasik. Masters Program of Public Health, Universitas Indo­ne­sia, Depok, West Java. Email: Franklinpasik@gmail.com. Mobile: 082397299658

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.04.17

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