From the American People
Improving Health of Indonesian
USAID is partnering with the Government of Indonesia to improve the health of mothers and children and to prevent and treat infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases, and avian and pandemic influenza. Under President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), the US Government will help catalyze action to accelerate Indonesia’s achievement of health-related MDGs, build capacity and enhance the use of quality research and evidence for policy and programming, and partner with Indonesia to address regional and global infectious disease threats.
20 April 2010
CHALLENGE Indonesia has the fastest growing AIDS epidemic in Asia. The Ministry of Health estimates that without increased efforts to expand prevention, treatment, care...
8 November 2009
This 2009/10 school year, students attending Islamic middle schools in East Java Province are learning about HIV prevention and stigma reduction in a formal classroom...
22 October 2009
Padang, West Sumatra
USAID-OFDA Indonesia IMC Success Story 22 Oct 2009 [pdf, 147 KB]
18 April 2013
JAKARTA – U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel honored the Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi at a ceremony in Jakarta for the achievements made in the global...
13 December 2012
MEDAN – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson visited North Sumatra from December 11-13 to meet with community leaders and government...
8 July 2012
For more information regarding PEER-Health, please visit the following: PEER-Health: Maternal and Child Health PEER-Health: TB and other infectious diseases...
17 May 2012
Jakarta - Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones visited Jakarta May 14-16 as part of the United States’ effort to increase the breadth...
17 April 2012
BANDUNG – The U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel joined the Deputy Governor of West Java, Yusuf M. Effendi, and the Secretary General of...
23 March 2012
JAKARTA – On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, March 24, the United States reaffirms its commitment to help Indonesia combat a deadly infectious disease that kills...
22 February 2012
MEDAN – Consul Anthony Woods, Deputy of the U.S. Consulate in Medan, joined the Governor of North Sumatra, the Head of the North Sumatra...
10 February 2012
SEMARANG – U.S. Embassy representatives joined the Governor of Central Java and senior Ministry of Health officials at the Annual Provincial Health Meeting to launch...
26 January 2012
JAKARTA – As part of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, a commitment by President Barack Obama and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to increase cooperation between the...
1 December 2011
JAKARTA -- World AIDS Day is both a day of remembrance and a day of celebration. As we approach 30 years of HIV/AIDS, we...
In order to maximize impact, USAID programs focus on critical gaps and leverage points. This includes improving quality of services – clinical services in public and private sector facilities, and support services such as laboratories; leveraging information technology to improve effective demand and utilization of services; improving quality and use of evidence and information for policy and planning; building capacity of Indonesian institutions in health science and effective advocacy for evidence-based policies and programs; and improving governance at the district level in a highly decentralized health system.
Under the GHI, USAID supports the Government of Indonesia’s goal of reducing maternal and newborn mortality and will contribute to a 25% reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality over the next 5 years. This will be done by improving the quality of care in hospitals as well as improving Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in lower level facilities, improving the referral system, improving good governance practices, promoting the use of communication technology and social media to increase demand for and quality of services, and by reaching underserved populations. USAID also provides technical assistance to the national program for hospital accreditation, prevention of malaria in pregnancy in Indonesia’s underserved eastern provinces, promotion of zinc supplementation for child diarrhea, and polio surveillance.
There are approximately 500,000 new cases of TB and 100,000 TB-related deaths in Indonesia each year. Increasingly, many of these cases are multi-drug resistant (MDR TB). USAID works closely with Indonesia’s National Tuberculosis Program to improve diagnosis and treatment of TB and MDR TB, strengthen community support for TB patients, and conduct local government advocacy for sustainable control programs. USAID also provides technical assistance to Indonesian drug manufacturers to achieve WHO prequalification status, ensuring locally produced drugs meet international quality standards. Under the GHI, these programs will contribute to the treatment and diagnosis of 1 million TB patients and over 5,000 MDR TB patients in Indonesia.
The HIV epidemic in Indonesia is one of the fastest growing in Asia. To stem the transmission of the disease among most-at-risk populations, USAID provides technical support to government agencies and civil society to scale up integrated programs for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and to develop activities that lead to substantial, measureable behavior change. USAID provides additional technical assistance and small grants to develop organizational capacity to ensure the success of these activities. Additionally, USAID is also contributing to the National AIDS Commission-managed Indonesian Partnership Fund, that supports the development and strengthening of an effective and sustainable multi-sectoral response to the HIV epidemic in Indonesia.
Since 2003, 178 cases of avian influenza (H1N5) in humans have been reported in Indonesia—the highest number of cases in the world. Indonesia remains at high risk for the emergence of a pandemic strain of the virus and is a key partner in the global effort to stem the spread of the disease from animals to humans. In partnership with other USG agencies, USAID supports a broad portfolio of activities to build Indonesia’s capacity to prevent and respond to virus outbreaks among poultry and humans, improve biosecurity measures in poultry farms, conduct disease surveillance, carry out behavior change and communication campaigns, and strengthen laboratories and research activities.
Almost 75% of new, emerging or re-emerging diseases originate in animals. USAID’s EPT program seeks to identify early and respond to potentially dangerous pathogens in animals before they become significant threats to human health. The four components of EPT – PREDICT, RESPOND, IDENTIFY and PREVENT – seek to identify disease hot spots, improve Indonesia’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks, enhance laboratory capacity for disease detection, and develop effective behavioral change communication strategies.
125 million Indonesians are at risk for contracting lymphatic filariasis (LF) or elephantiasis, and soil transmitted helminthes (STH) or intestinal worms, are endemic throughout the country. Under the GHI, USAID will help support Indonesia’s efforts to eliminate LF as a public health threat by 2020, as part of the global LF elimination strategy by reducing LF by 50% in 70% of affected populations. In addition, USAID will provide technical assistance and support for the scale up of national distribution of medicines to prevent STH, contributing to 100 million treatments each year.
Local health systems now have the daunting task of meeting everyday health needs, from pregnancies to immunizations to psychopathologies.
Ilyas Abbas during a recent Community Mental Health Nursing training
A midwife vaccinates a young girl. She comes with her mother to the community health center as part of a routine immunization program
A woman holds up a child.
A woman writes notes as patients wait in line at a newly reopened clinic.
Bidan Ratna, a midwife, lives and works at the USAID renovated clinic where baby Muhammad Usaidi was born. The baby is carried by Dharma, the happy mommy.
Caging household poultry is an effective way to reduce the spread of avian influenze. Most cases in Indonesia occur among backyard poultry, which families depend on the livestock for their livelihoods.
Improving water quality, access to water and sanitation, are critical in improving child survival by reducing the prevalence of diarrhea in children under five.
A USAID-supported medical team provides health services at the Cengkareng sports stadium
Ratna, a midwife who operates her own birthing clinic in Aceh, gives a monthly check-up to Radis Sidiqi, whose mother's life was saved by Ratna's emergency care during his delivery. Says Ratna, "I jumped many hurdles to save my patient's life."
mothers recieve information at the MoH Immunization Event
A child polio patient is learning to move her arms, assisted by her father and USNS Mercy naval phisiotherapist
A volunteer weighs a child during a health clinic gathering in Surabaya.
GHI Success Stories- TB
TB - Summary of USAID support 2011
TBCAP Annual Progress Report-Indonesia Section-Year II (Oct 2006 to Sept 2007)
TBCAP Annual Progress Report-Indonesia Section-Year III (Oct 2007 to Sept 2008)
Information on Partnerships for Research and Training
Information on Partnerships for Research and Training
USAID Indonesia Nutrition Assessment for 2010 New Project Design
A Scoping Study Investigating Opportunities for Improving Biosecurity on Commercial Poultry Farms in Indonesia, Final Report ACIAR AH-2007-060
Biosecurity for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza FAO boolket 165
Biosecurity HPAI Promoting Risk Reduction
CBAIC PSP Year One Report - Public - 11.2009
Consensus Report - AI audiences and behaviors - 4.2009
2009 AI KAP evaluation report - 1.2010
19 May 2013
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