Univeristy Muhammadiyah Aceh (UNMUHA)

UNMUHA is one of 40 universities belonging to the Muhammadiyah organization, the second largest Islamic non-governmental organization in Indonesia, which was established in 1912 to improve social welfare and education.

At present UNMUHA has six faculties (Public Health, Law, Engineering, Economics and Business, Psychology and Education) two academies (physiotherapy and tourism) and a school of postgraduate studies (Public Health) with a total of six thousand students.    

Over 4,000 alumni have graduated from the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and 1,038 undergraduate students and 320 postgraduate students are currently registered at the faculty. FPH was established in 1995 and was the first private school of public health in Indonesia and has been accrediated A (1st priavte school of public health in Indonesia). The faculty has eight departments: Biostatistics and Health Information Systems; Epidemiology; Public Health Nutrition, Administration and Health Policy, Occupational Health and Safety; Environmental Health, Reproductive Health, and Health Promotion and Education. The faculty focuses on seven areas of research (research roadmap):   Health Policy Analysis;   Public Health Nutrition;   Non Communicable Disease;   Healthy Lifestyle & Behavior;   Maternal Child Health & Reproductive Health;   Stop Smoking and Health Economics & Financing.

Since 2011 the FPH has been part of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) and has strong collaboration with several universities in Australia (Monash University, Melbourne University and Queensland University), Teikyo University Japan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Songkla University Thailand and University Kebangsaan Malaysia. The FPH (UNMUHA) is also a partner of several international organizations including UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, DFAT/AusAID, USAID, Save the Children, World Vision and Youth of Street Australia.

The Faculty also plays a significant role in shaping health policy in Aceh and is involved in developing local government health planning strategies in close collaboration with the Provincial Health Office, Provincial Planning Board, Hospital and Community Health Centre.

Project team:

  • Asnawi Abdullah, PhD. in Epidemiology of Chronic Disease /Modelling Risk factors, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Muhammadiyah University
  • Aulina Adamy, PhD
  • Zakir Kaoy, Dr, MPH
  • Alma Aletta, MD, MPH
  • Dharina, SKM, MPH
  • Riza Septiani, MD, MPH