Indonesia’s maternal mortality rate remains high and the country is at risk of failing to reach its Millennium Development Goal 5 target in improving maternal health. Indonesia has one of the world’s largest tuberculosis (TB) burdens and the incidence of drug-resistant strains are increasing. The HIV epidemic in Indonesia is among the fastest growing in the region. The archipelago's rich biodiversity places it at special risk for newly emerging and re-emerging diseases originating in animals.
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, the U.S. Government will help catalyze action to accelerate Indonesia’s achievement of health-related Millennium Development Goals; 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.
In order to maximize impact, USAID health programs focus on critical gaps, including:
- Improving quality of services – clinical services in public and private sector facilities and support services such as laboratories;
- Leveraging information technology to improve demand and use of services;
- Improving quality and use of evidence and information for policy and planning;
- Building capacity of Indonesian institutions in health science and in advocacy for evidence-based policies and programs; and
- Improving governance at the district level in a highly decentralized health system.
Last updated: September 16, 2013