Ministry of Health describes the program for the achievement of SDGs in 2016, that is by conducting health promotion and health prevention efforts. There are several health problems that have not been resolved since the establishment of MDGs program, but right now there are also new health problems emerging, including mortality from non-communicable diseases. The development of the health sector to address these issues will require the internalization and collaboration of various stakeholders and across professions. By the year 2030, when the SDGs target are expected to be achieved, one of the indicators is to reduce one-third of early deaths from non-communicable diseases through preventive-promotive programs and reduce the epidemic of HIV AIDS, TB, Malaria and other tropical diseases.

Today, the greatest morbidity and mortality of people around the world is no longer caused by infectious diseases, wars or natural disasters but is mainly caused by non communicable diseases (NCDs). WHO mentions non-communicable diseases that cause the biggest deaths in the world include diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory diseases (WHO, 2014). The largest mortality rate is in developing countries, which has reached to 28 million out of 38 million deaths worldwide. The results of Riskesdas in Indonesia in 2013 stated that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases causing death has increased.

Given the various global and national issues related to the increase of mortality rate from non-communicable diseases and the recommendation to strengthen the preventive-promotive activities as an effort to control non-communicable diseases, State Health Polytechnic of Malang will organize 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON HEALTH under the theme "CURRENT ISSUES: STRENGTHENING PREVENTIVE AND PROMOTIVE EFFORTS BY INTERPROFFESIONAL HEALTH WORKERS TO OVERCOME NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EPIDEMIC ".

This activity will present speakers from universities who have become official partners of State Health Polytechnic of Malang. Some of these countries are Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan and Australia and it also presents policy makers from Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia. The activities include: Seminar, with the target participants of students, lecturers, health practitioners and health problems observers; workshop for lecturers and practitioners; oral presentations and posters for lecturers and students as well as of course a panel of current information delivery of non-communicable disease prevention efforts by the speakers.