Allianz Asia Pacific partners with GIFT and doctorSHARE to enhance healthcare services for remote island communities in Indonesia

Indonesia, being an archipelagic nation, is grappling with significant geographical challenges in delivering high-quality medical services in the country. According to the 2022 data published by Biro Pusat Statistik (Central Bureau of Statistics), Indonesia's primary medical services access stands at 79.33%. Furthermore, data from Bappenas (National Planning Agency) in the same year indicates that 11 provinces in Indonesia, which houses over 50% of the country’s villages, are experiencing difficulties in accessing medical services from hospitals.

This condition is further exacerbated, considering the stark disparity in the number of doctors in Indonesia, with a ratio of 1:1,724, which falls short of the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard, which ideally recommends a ratio of 1:1,000 patients. For specialist care, the ratio drops even further to 1 doctor for every 6,666 patients. 

In response to the lack of medical services in Indonesia, Yayasan Dokter Peduli launched a program called Rumah Sakit Kapal, or Floating Hospital. The program aims to provide medical assistance to communities living on remote islands across the country. As of 2024, doctorSHARE runs two floating hospitals. These are currently stationed on Misool Island in Raja Ampat Regency, Southwest Papua province and on Benjina Island in Aru Islands Regency, Maluku. Both are dedicated to serving the local communities.

Earlier this year, Allianz Asia Pacific partnered with Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) to launch an initiative, "Improving Medical Services for The Communities in Indonesia". This is part of Allianz’s Ascent 2030, a transformative leadership program which brings together management representatives from various markets where Allianz operates. These representatives engage in business and managerial studies to drive innovative health programs in Indonesia.

Allianz and GIFT, in collaboration with doctorSHARE, are exploring tailored strategies to strengthen access to medical services for underserved communities on remote islands. The initiative kickstarted with a site visit to RS Kapal Nusa Waluya II on Misool Island. The team, guided by doctorSHARE management, engaged with regulators from the Raja Ampat Regency to offer recommendations on sustaining and enhancing accessibility and quality of healthcare services provided by Floating Hospitals.

A public forum was organised by Ascent 2030 participants yesterday who presented their plans. The forum was attended by Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Budi Gunadi Sadikin, and over 150 guests, including government bodies, NGOs, and Allianz Indonesia Senior Management team.

Tutuk Utomo, Managing Director of doctorSHARE, said, "This initiative led by Allianz in collaboration with GIFT, aimed at first-hand observations of healthcare services in the remote Indonesian islands, is an excellent partnership. The site visits conducted, together with the studies done and analysis formed related to doctorSHARE's program management and operations, have helped the organisation refine its organisational strategies and operations. The learnings from this collaboration serve as a reference for relevant stakeholders in implementing and developing similar programs.”

Alexander Grenz, Country Manager and President Director of Allianz Life Indonesia, said, "The Allianz Ascent 2030 program is part of our commitment to nurture "Purposeful Leadership" within Allianz Asia Pacific. The program participants are encouraged to become more than just leaders but also to give back and help others. Together with our partners, GIFT and doctorSHARE, we continue to care and give back to the people around us. We remain committed to developing our people and strengthening our sustainability efforts in the communities in which we operate."

For further information please contact:

Allianz Asia Pacific
Noridahwati Razak, +65 9725 3865,

Murtiani Wahyuni, +62 819 819 140,