USAID HFA at InaHEA 2023 Biennial Scientific Meeting

October 24-27, 2023

As a partner of the Indonesia Health Economics Association (InaHEA), ThinkWell is excited to showcase its achievements in the last year at the 8th Biennial InaHEA Scientific Meeting. InaHEA has released a series of potential topics for the meeting that include demographic transition and economic challenges, non-health-related determinants of health, post-pandemic health issues, health behaviors and financing, and tobacco economics.

Health Financing Activity at 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science

July 23-26, 2023

A team comprised of experts from ThinkWell Indonesia, USAID, and the Indonesia Ministry of Health will attend the International AIDS Society conference in Brisbane in July to present work around out-of-pocket expenses for patients seeking antiretroviral treatment for HIV in Indonesia and PHC readiness on back-referral HIV service provision.

Out-of-Pocket Payments in Accessing Antiretroviral Treatment among People Living with HIV in Indonesia

See poster

Presenter: Dini Kurniawati, ThinkWell MERLA Assistant in Program

Primary healthcare (PHC) readiness on back-referral policy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) services provision

Presenter: Diah Evasari Husnul Khotimah, ThinkWell Health Financing Specialist in Program

Several members of HFA to present posters at the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Bogota, Colombia

October–November 2022

The theme of the symposium is “Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges.” See details for each poster below.

Comparison of Charges and Costs of COVID-19 Treatments at Hospitals in Indonesia

Astri Pratiwi (submitting author), Ryan Nugraha, Iko Safika, Andhika Nurwin Maulana, Hasbullah Thabrany, Yuli Farianti, Kalsum Komaryani, Herlinawati, Ackhmad Afflazir

Abstract ID: 1181

Equity of Access to and Consumption of Inpatient Care in Indonesia Between 2018 and 2021 Conference

Eva Husnul Khotimah (submitting author), Ruli Endepe Al Faizin, Astri Pratiwi, Hasbullah Thabrany, Iko Safika, Yuli Farianti, Maria Hotnida, Tri Juni Angkasawati, Ackhmad Afflazir

Abstract ID: 1531

Formulating Bundled Payment for COVID-19 Treatment at Hospital Level in Indonesia

Ruli Endepe Al-Faizin (submitting author), Ryan Nugraha, Hasbullah Thabrany, Ardian Budi Permana, Rudi Yulianto, Komaryani Kalsum dan Yuli Farianti

Abstract ID: 1439

Professor Hasbullah Thabrany attends the H20 and T20 summits

September 2022

The Health20 (H20) and Think20 (T20) summits work to provide a space for health care advocates, policymakers, and experts from G20 nations to come together and discuss ways of improving health care through innovation and policy. The G20 or Group of 20 is an international organization comprised of 19 nations and the European Union to build consensus around issues facing the international economy and development.

This past week, Professor Hasbullah Thabrany from ThinkWell attended the H20 meetings held in Geneva to discuss innovative health policy. He moderated a panel as a co-chair of the T20 group on health. Each panelist was prompted by Prof. Hasbullah to share their research and suggestions for creating additional fiscal space, using their existing budget to the fullest and most efficient extent, and using excise tax to fund health care.

Professor Hasbullah Thabrany is the Chief of Party for the USAID funded Health Financing Activity (HFA) led by ThinkWell in Indonesia. Professor Hasbullah has worked in the field of public health and health economics (including health financing) for the last three decades in Indonesia. Professor Hasbullah is the current lead co-chair for Taskforce 6 (T6) on Global Health Security and COVID-19 for the Think20 (T20) process of G20. He joined ThinkWell as a senior policy advisor in 2018 on the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Healthcare project, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


In Indonesia, ThinkWell leads USAID’s Health Financing Activity (HFA), a five-year, $15 million contract awarded in 2019. HFA is a technical assistance project designed to strengthen local capacity in financial analyses, stakeholder engagement, learning, and decision-making. We support the Ministry of Health’s leadership and vision to improve financial protection, equitable access to quality health services, and health outcomes.