Young Health Programme Indonesia


Four city districts in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta: North Jakarta, South Jakarta, West Jakarta and East Jakarta.


2021 - 2025

The context

According to the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 73% of all deaths in Indonesia. In 2014 and 2011, NCDs were estimated to account for 71% and 64% of all deaths in Indonesia respectively, indicating an increasing trend in the prevalence of NCDs. Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the leading cause of death, accounting for 35% and 12% respectively1.


Our objectives

Improve the health and well-being of young people by increasing their knowledge on NCD prevention, increasing their capacity to make informed decisions about their health, improving health services and advocating for a supportive policy environment for young people.

The direct beneficiaries of the programme are 91,840 young people aged 10-24 and over 3,080 teachers, parents, health professionals, government and civil society stakeholders from the four targeted city districts in Jakarta, who will be reached through working with schools, families, health facilities and other community structures.

An additional 400,000 young people aged 10-24 and 500,000 members of the wider community will be reached indirectly through campaigns, events and other YHP awareness raising activities, in the targeted city districts in Jakarta. 

Our programme

1. Empower young people through building knowledge and skills on NCD prevention, enabling them to take informed decisions about their health, using peer education and community outreach.    

2. Mobilise communities including schools, families and community stakeholders on NCD prevention and the broader health of young people, to create a supportive and enabling environment for young people.

3. Strengthen health services to meet the needs of young people.

4. Advocate for a policy environment that supports NCD prevention and promotes the broader health of young people.

Partnership with UNICEF: Mapping the burden of NCDs

Indonesia is conducting a review and mapping of NCD burden and policies across East Asia and the Pacific. Stakeholder discussions and policy mapping activities will inform the development of the 2021-2022 activity plan in Indonesia.

Our partners

Plan International Indonesia is responsible for the overall implementation of the programme and has over 50 years’ experience of working with young people in Indonesia.

Yayasan Lentera Anak is non-governmental organisation working with young people and communities in South Jakarta and Bogor Regency since 2013. They also partnered with Plan International in the 2018-2020 YHP in Indonesia.

Centre for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) is non-governmental organisation working with young people and communities in Jakarta since 2014.

UNICEF Partnership

The Young Health Programme partnership with UNICEF aims to catalyse a global advocacy movement led by young people for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. The focus is on raising awareness of key issues, empowering young people to advocate, and taking policy action to create meaningful and lasting change. 

UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product or service

1 WHO, 2018, Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2018: Indonesia. Available at  accessed January 2021