A Starting Mark of Health Promotion in Jakarta: Voicing the Community’s Perspective

Yasinta Astin Sokang

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This dissertation aims to unravel the important values regarding health and health promotion in Jakarta using a community-based perspective. That is, the perspectives of health-care users and workers are investigated while paying attention to the cultural context of health-related issues. The studies presented in this thesis provide insights on the gaps between people’s expectation and the provided health services. For instance, why people use self-and traditional medicines to treat their illness, and why health-care workers had no time to conduct a proper health promotion programs in their community. To alleviate these gaps, the dissertation suggests implementing a multisector, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate approach in Jakarta that takes inspiration from the Community Coalition and Intervention Mapping framework.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Kok, Gerjo, Supervisor
  • Westmaas, A., Co-Supervisor
Award date28 May 2020
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789083055237
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • health promotion
  • cultural sensitivity
  • community’s perspective
  • Intervention Mapping
  • Community Coalition
  • Jakarta


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