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History of Public Health (S-1)

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Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN) ”Veteran” Jakarta was found in 1963, by the Veterans of Independence Warriors of the Republic of Indonesia, to educate the life of the nation, so as to avoid all types of colonialism. It was anticipated by the founders that the best way to change human behavior, attitude, and thinking ability is only through education.

UPN "Veteran" Jakarta as an educational institution that has been recognized by the community, located on Fatmawati Hospital Street, Pondok Labu, South Jakarta, was a university managed by the Defense and Security Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia. Subsequently, it changed its status to become a Private University in 1995 under the auspices of the General Sudirman Foundation (YKPBS) which later in 2007 was changed to the Warrior Housing Welfare Foundation (YKKP). The status of UPN Veteran Jakarta changed to a public university in 2014, according to Presidential Regulation No. 120 of 2014 concerning the Establishment of UPN Veteran Jakarta.

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FIKES) as one of the faculties in the UPN "Veteran" Jakarta, was officially established on 5 October 2007 based on the Chairperson of Education and Housing Welfare Foundation Decree Number: SKep/020/P/YKPP/X/2007.Currently FIKES UPN Veteran Jakarta has eight study programs, namely Bachelor of Nursing, Nursing Profession, Bachelor of Public Health, Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Public Health, Diploma III in Nursing, and Diploma III in Physiotherapy.

Before being merged into the Faculty of Health Science, each study program me was independently established such as the Nursing Diploma III which was originally UPN Nursing Academy established in February 1996. While the Physiotherapy Diploma III initially was YERM Physiotherapy Academy under the Foundation of Medical Rehabilitation Institute which was subsequently handed to UPNVJ under Jenderal Sudirman Foundation on 2 September 1998.

The Nursing Program and Public Health Program were established on 22 October 2002 which were initially organized under UPNVJ Medical Faculty as part of the Faculty of Medicine. Having developed rapidly, especially on the number of students as well as Public Health Program, the Nursing Program was released from the Faculty of Medicine which were subsequently merged into the Faculty of Health Science on 5 October 2007. Thence, the Nursing Program was officially established in September 2010 as part of the Faculty of Health Science.