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March 23, 2015

by Ambassador Robert O. Blake

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable, but current efforts to find, treat, and cure everyone who gets ill with the disease are not reaching all those who need it. We need more partnerships between the public and private sector​ in order to develop innovative solutions that save lives and address global problems that affect us all.

Nine million people around the world get sick with TB each year. In 2013, in Indonesia 330,000 new cases were reported along with approximately 64,000 TB-related deaths. The Ministry of Health provides diagnostic facilities in most health centers as well as free treatment. And yet, Indonesia still has one of the highest global burdens of TB. 

In recent years, we have seen the private sector partner with governments to create life-saving technologies and bring them to scale to benefit more people. Smart investments in science and technology have delivered new diagnostic tools that have made finding and treating TB easier and faster. We need more game-changing partnerships.

March 12, 2015

The Indonesian Network for Clinical Legal Education (INCLE) is officially launched on March12, 2015. INCLE Secretary General, Lidwina Inge Nurtjahyo, USAID Indonesia Director of Democracy, Rights and Governance Office, Zeric Smith, and Country Representative of the Asia Foundation Sandra Hamid attended the launching.

January 23, 2015

On January 21-23, 2015, U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Andrew Sisson visited Malang, East Java to meet with USAID STEM and health partners, including Universitas Muhammadyah Malang (UMM), SMAN 2 Kepanjen, SMAN 10 Batu, and Health Center (Puskesamas)

December 24, 2014

USAID, along with other US government agencies, including the Departments ofDefense and Agriculture, provided over $400 million in emergency aidto Indonesia.In the months and years following the disaster, USAID worked with the Government of Indonesia, NGOs and other development partners to rebuildthe infrastructure, livelihoods, spirit, and resilience of the province.

October 24, 2014

In addition to responding to disasters when they occur, USAID/OFDA helps build local response capacity and reduce risks associated with natural hazards. In January 2012, USAID/OFDA established a sub-regional office in Jakarta to enhance in-country program monitoring, coordination, and information management. The sub-regional office works closely with USAID/Indonesia, Government of Indonesia (GoI) disaster response authorities, and humanitarian partners to prepare for and respond to disasters.

October 22, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Microsoft announced the launch of the Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition in Indonesia. The competition asks students aged 16-25 to form teams and create original Microsoft software applications that address development challenges in the fields of education, democracy and governance, and environment. One team in Indonesia will win Rp 50,000,000.

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Last updated: March 30, 2015

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