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U.S. CDC's Maureen Culbertson (far left) and scientists from the Indonesian Ministry of Health play Indonesian angklung's at the
August 19, 2014

Ministers of Health and Agriculture and senior health officials from more than 30 countries gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 20-21, 2014, to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (http://www.globalhealth.gov/global-health-topics/global-health-security/...), a global strategy to protect people around the world from infectious diseases. The meeting was hosted by the Government of Indonesia and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It  focused on combating zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can ba passed between animals and humans.  According to Indonesia's Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi, "This class of disease is an especially dangerous threat to public health and includes Ebola."

U.S. Embassy Chargé d'affaires Kristen Bauer gives remarks at the launch of the Joint U.S.-Indonesia Research Study on Maternal
January 30, 2014

A major, new policy report was launched 30 January 2014, aimed at accelerating progress to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia.  The report, "Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia:  Saving Lives, Saving the Future", was developed by a joint committee from the U.S. National Academies and the Indonesian National Academy of Science.  The launch was attended by over 100 scientists, researchers, community organizations, and media.  

Members of a community organization attend a training session.
January 28, 2014

Today, the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Baur and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo launched the Community Empowerment of People Against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) health program in Jakarta. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the program supports community-based outreach and care for tuberculosis (TB).

A worker constructs an infiltration pond in Mojokerto District.
January 22, 2014

The U.S. Government announced the creation of 900 new water infiltration ponds in Mojokerto to alleviate water shortages in the district. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in close collaboration with the Coca-Cola Foundation Indonesia, constructed the ponds which are expected to both increase water supply and reduce flooding.

USAID Indonesia Mission Director Andrew Sisson (left) answers questions by journalists.
January 21, 2014

The United States government and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry today launched a new rainforest standard for carbon credits in Bali Barat National Park.  Based on long-standing collaboration between the University of Indonesia and Columbia University in the U.S., this landmark initiative will help to reduce the loss of Indonesia’s tropical forests and biodiversity.

January 19, 2014

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications (Optional Form 612) from US/TCN PSC to provide services as a Development Outreach & Information Editor under a Personal Services Contract, as described in the attached solicitation.  This is considered a Resident Hire position and as such no offshore benefits and allowances will be provided (i.e. housing, post differential, education allowance, etc.). The place of performance for this position will be in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Last updated: August 20, 2014

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