Anjar Priandoyo

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Indonesia Health Data

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I am not health expert, however reading this reports makes me confuse -in a sense that I feel that the quantification of data might not be as accurate as I think. This for Indonesia case:

  • WHO Environmental Burden of Disease 2009. Diarrhoea is responsible for 31,700 death / year, indoor air is 45,300, outdoor air is 32,000

  • US CDC 2013, Malaria is 40,000 death / year

  • OECD 2014. Health Spending of GDP 3% (OECD 9.3%), Doctor per 1000 population 0.3 (OECD 3.2), Nurse per 1000 population 1 (OECD 8.8)

  • USAID 2015, 500,000 TB case/year, 65,000 TB related death in Indonesia

Data: Source & Analysis is expensive
Data source is very very expensive. The accuracy of air pollution measurement is a luxury that only research agency like BATAN that can perform it using specific device, covering at least one year duration, in various large scale place. Something like Santoso et al 2011, 2013 research with ambient air pollution data.

Even with the availability of data, the analysis of data is also expensive. For example, Ostro (World Bank, 1994) and later Resosudarmo & Napitupulu (ANU, 2004) state that the measurement of health impact of air pollution is difficult due to methodological challenge as follows:

  1. Dose-Response functions, are from studies in North America
  2. Grid System Dispersion Model, is not detailed
  3. Annual average level or air pollution
  4. Pollutant Coverage, limited to (PM10, NO2 and SO2)

Written by Anjar Priandoyo

Februari 25, 2016 pada 5:58 am

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