Many international organizations have been undoubtedly trusting Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (Udinus) for the past several years. Recently, the campus once again proved its worth, as Enny Rachmani, S.KM., M. Kom., Ph.D., was chosen as the Vice President of the Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA). Enny is the Dean of the Health Science Faculty at Udinus.

This remarkable accomplishment was listed in the report on the 2024 General Assembly AHLA. The report was issued on May 15th, 2024 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The dean will serve her role as the vice president from 2025 to 2026. As a representative from Indonesia, Udinus was also given the mandate to form the AHLA Indonesia Country Office in 2017. Furthermore, the campus is also active in resolving global issues concerning health literacy. 

The Asian Health Literacy Association, shortened as AHLA, was formed in 2013. It focuses on raising public awareness concerning health literacy through research, empowerment, and training programs, particularly in Asian countries.

During her interview, Enny Rachmani, S.KM., M.Kom., Ph.D., shared how she was chosen to be the vice president of AHLA for a year. During the selection process, the candidates were first nominated. After the nomination, a voting session occurred, and Udinus successfully garnered many points. This voting success led to the eventual ascendancy of Enny to the vice presidency of AHLA. 

Educating the Public

This accomplishment shows that Udinus is very well-regarded by the global AHLA community. Within the Asian community, Udinus is also undoubtedly remarkable as it routinely spreads health literacy. This spread of health literacy is embodied through the International Health Literacy and Science Journal (Inhelis).

“This proves that the Health Science Faculty at Udinus has an excellent health literacy,” the dean added.

Currently, the AHLA Office at Udinus routinely educates the public. The education is presented in the form of activities and seminars featuring medical experts. Furthermore, the dean revealed that the issues surrounding health literacy in Indonesia were not widely known by the public. 

“We are committed to raising public awareness concerning health literacy, which is relevant to the widely spread issues in the current modern era. To do this, we constantly hold webinars by collaborating with other universities focusing on health literacy,” she emphasized. (Humas Udinus/Alex. Foto: Humas Udinus)