Explain what the "innovation" is about, e.g., is it the idea and/or the model you use to accomplish the idea, or your understanding of the target population, etc.?
The innovation is about our understanding of the arising demand for new service from the target population and the integrated service model that we offer.
1) Various studies have shown that HIV has spread among general population, beyond those supposedly at risk group. Accounted for this population is children, who are in fact the victims of their parents’ behavior. However, curative and preventive services are still mostly focused on adults, almost none available specifically for the children.
2) Parents/ caregiver play an important role in early childhood development to optimize children’s potential in order to ensure a good quality of life. Health, nutrition, stimulation, and affection are the necessary elements for proper growth and development. This intervention is designed to assist parents/ caregiver in addressing those needs through capacity and community building. For families in conflict due to drug addiction problem, a referral would be made to Rumah Cemara rehab program using peer to peer approach.
Describe how your innovation model is distinct from any other organization in your field?
By far, no organization in Indonesia has provided service like Integrated Early Childhood Care for HIV infected/affected children and their family.
F2H has developed such program with Taman Posyandu, however it’s for public/ general population. Considering that stigma on HIV/AIDS is still strong, it might be difficult for them to access the service. Thus we have to start from exclusive center prior to working toward inclusive service.
Some organizations are serving HIV+ children through hospice, together with late stage cancer patients. Public hospital gives medical service (but not specifically differentiated between paediatric and general medic care for adult).
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
How do you make sure you constantly innovate in light of (potential) external challenges, or your growth plan?