U.S. and Indonesia Celebrate Successful Collaboration Under the USAID COVID-19 Assistance Program

JAKARTA – Yesterday, the United States, as a result of the U.S. Company for Intercontinental Improvement (USAID), and the Indonesian Ministry of Well being celebrated their thriving collaboration beneath the United States’ COVID-19 aid software.

In excess of the course of the pandemic, USAID worked closely with the Governing administration of Indonesia to provide additional than $65 million of pandemic assistance to Indonesia.  USAID’s COVID-19 support reached more than 90 {2c3a8711102f73ee058d83c6a8025dc7f37722aad075054eaafcf582b93871a0} of Indonesians — extra than 260 million people today — although supporting far more than 840,000 frontline health care employees and strengthening just about 2,000 hospitals, clinics, and laboratories to fight the pandemic.  In addition, as the largest donor to COVAX, with a overall dedication of $4 billion, USAID assisted deliver more than 100 million vaccine doses to Indonesia, such as 42 million donated right from the United States.

“In the face of this unparalleled obstacle, Indonesia and the United States stood alongside one another to confront the pandemic and alongside one another, we have drastically lessened fatalities and extreme sickness,” mentioned U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael F. Kleine.  “Together, we are far more resilient to endure long run overall health difficulties.”

For the duration of the first period of time of USAID’s COVID-19 support to Indonesia, from 2020 to 2021, the crisis health reaction centered on individual care and scenario administration, coordination and coverage recommendations, and strengthening laboratory capacity.  In 2021 to 2023, USAID’s COVID-19 assistance expanded to accelerating common and equitable access to and shipping and delivery of harmless and effective COVID-19 vaccinations, such as in challenging-to-reach spots.  In addition to serving to get “shots in arms,” a substantial aspect of the USAID-supported vaccination function relevant to interaction strategies, information management and use, and reaching susceptible and at-chance populations, these kinds of as the elderly.

“We respect all the guidance in strengthening surveillance, treatment, vaccinations, and health protocol techniques.  This pandemic presents lessons for Indonesia to improve the capability to deal with COVID-19 and foresee other pandemics in the future,” explained the Vice Minister of Wellness, Dante Saksono.  “As we are closing this pandemic response partnership, we feel that our robust partnership will go on in the coming many years.  Only with each other can we increase and mature more powerful.”

The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia constructed on far more than $5 billion in bilateral aid about the past 20 many years, which includes additional than $1 billion to support Indonesia reinforce its wellness methods.  USAID seems to be forward to continuing to develop on its potent romantic relationship with the Government of Indonesia to deal with other critical health concerns, which include in tuberculosis, maternal and newborn wellness, and rising infectious conditions.  

For additional details, visit https://www.usaid.gov/id/indonesia or call USAID Communications Professional Swiny Andina at +62 (21) 5083-1000 or [email protected].

USAID – Indonesian Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Picture Exhibition, Nationwide Library, March 31, 2023. (Photograph: Point out Dept. / USAID)