Since its implementation in the country in 2013, Indonesia’s animal health information system, iSIKHNAS, has seen rapid growth. In just 5 years, iSIKHNAS has registered more than 20 thousand animal health officers and 5 million farmers – a dramatic increase from the initial user figure of only 320 officers. Throughout 2018, the system received 19.5 million messages and reports from 34 provinces in Indonesia, or one new message every 1.6 seconds. This means that, from the second you started reading this article until you arrive at this sentence, at least 12 new messages have been submitted into iSIKHNAS.
This rapid development certainly has its consequences. It is therefore important to monitor how users interact with the system. To find out the quantity and type of data entered into the system, understand how the system has been used, and identify a range of challenges and opportunities, we extracted data from iSIKHNAS for further analysis.
From the user registration data up to 31 December 2018, it was obvious that the surge in registered users occurred in 2017, in line with the start of the artificial insemination campaign (Upsus SIWAB), which recorded more than 6 thousand officers and 2.5 million farmers. The implementation of the artificial insemination campaign also spurred a significant increase in report submission. Throughout 2018, 70% of all reports received by the system, or a total of 13.7 million reports, are production reports, which include reports of artificial insemination and calf birth. East Java Province, an important livestock production area, is the province with the highest level of production-report submission.
Meanwhile, animal health reports continue to be sent by officers in the field, with Central Java Province being the province with the highest animal health report submission rate in 2018. Most animal health reports submitted are disease reports (common and priority diseases), with a total of 381,000 reports. Of all the disease reports, 96% have been followed up with treatments given, and 71% have the accompanying case-development reports. Unfortunately, only 1% of the disease reports have the follow-up definitive diagnosis reports, of which 85% originate from Riau Province.
Such analyses have been summarised in the iSIKHNAS 2018 performance monitoring report, which is open for the public and can be read here. This report is available in English and Indonesian. This monitoring report will be provided publicly every year and can also be made by the animal health offices in each region to provide an overview of the reporting situation at the local level.