Covid-19 Pandemic Control: What are our Best Efforts?

October 27, 2020 – October 28, 2020


Countries in the world are currently facing health problems due to the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus, namely SARS-Cov-2 which was first reported in Wuhan China on December 31, 2019. Due to the widespread of this virus, World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Until today, the number of COVID-19 cases tend to increase. As September 6, 2020 COVID-19 has reached 26,892,805 cases globally. Countries with the highest case and deaths changed from China and European become USA, African, and Asian. USA, India, and Brazil are the three countries with the highest cases and deaths. There are no countries that free from the threat of COVID-19.

SARS-Cov-2 is highly contagious and present a rapid mutant. Health services face a great challenge addressing this new pandemic while COVID-19 vaccine is still developed. Health professionals are at risk of exposure and countries health facilities are limited (lack of ventilator, hospitals bed, and laboratory capacity). This could lead health services in so many countries get overwhelmed.

However, COVID-19 transmission among community makes impact to economic and social aspects. The government is required to take this communicable pandemic control by implementing local or a large-scale social restriction, meaning that long-term social restriction could lead the countries into recession.

Faculty of Public Health Universitas Andalas is calling the researcher, academic, government, health practitioners, NGOs, health agencies, and others related professionals to be engaged discussing their best perspectives and ideas to address this pandemic and its following impacts, in our Andalas International Public Health Conference (AIPHC) 2020. This is the time to discuss what our best efforts are to tackle COVID-19.



This international conference aims to provide a place where the best approaches to address COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will discuss all perspectives from various sectors including medical, public health, pharmacology, sociology, economic, culture, law, politic, and any other related major.



The theme of the conference is “Covid-19 Pandemic Control: What are Our Best Efforts?”



  1. Plenary 1: Epidemiology of Covid-19
  2. Plenary 2: the Preparedness of Health Service Facing the New Pandemic
  3. Plenary 3: Community Readiness for Effective Covid-19 Prevention
  4. Plenary 4: Two Option Only, Health or Economic?


  • Prof. Chandra Mani Pandey
    President Elect of International Epidemiological Association, India
  • Prof. Dr. Mohd. Rohalzat
    Public Health Department, Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia
  • Prof Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
    Curriculum Chairperson of the Epidemiology Unit and Advisor, Institute of Research and Development for Health of Southern Thailand
    Advisor to the Minister of Public Health on the Emergency Medical and Public Health Situation: Pulmonary Infections from Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
  • Prof. Syed Aljunid
    Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University
  • Defriman Djafri, PhD
    Dean of Faculty of Public Health, Andalas University
  • Dr. Cui Zhezhe, MD, PhD
    Deputy director of Tuberculosis division of Guangxi CDC, China
  • Dr. Dra. Rita Damayanti
    Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia
  • Prof. Richard Osborne
    Faculty of Health, Arts, and Design, Swiburne, Universiti of Technology
  • Kunta Nugraha, PhD
    Assistant of Minister for Economics State Expenditure
  • Prof. Nusyirwan Effendi
    Faculty of Social and Political Science, Andalas University
  • dr. Achmad Yurianto
    Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health
  • Anies Baswedan, PhD
    Governor of DKI Jakarta Province



Abstract for oral and poster presentations are accepted for the following but not limited to:

  • Health policy
  • Health economics
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
  • Epidemiology of Non Infectious Diseases
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health
  • Nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Reproductive health
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Economic
  • Sociology
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Climate Change
  • Health information and technology



Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia on 27-28 October 2020.
This conference will be held online.