In response to the devastating earthquake that struck central Aceh on July 2, United States Ambassador Scot Marciel has offered $100,000 in humanitarian assistance to support emergency response efforts there.
The United States, the City of Surakarta, and the Organization for Rural Technology Development launched a new Hygiene Village project that will provide clean water and improve sanitation for nearly 2,000 Indonesians in RW 23 of Semanggi Village of Pasar Kliwon in Surakarta, Central Java.
U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel honored the Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi at a ceremony in Jakarta for the achievements made in the global fight against Tuberculosis (TB), which kills 65,000 Indonesians each year and 1.7 million people worldwide. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and international partners also presented Indonesia with an achievement award in Washington, D.C. on World TB Day that was accepted by Indonesia Ambassador to the U.S. Dino Patti Djalal on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
On March 18, 2013, the United States Embassy and the Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) announced a $6 million expansion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) University Partnership Program, which funds joint research conducted by Indonesian and American universities.
The U.S. Agency for International Development Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID IUWASH) project and Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) announced an expanded partnership to provide up to 40,000 low-income households throughout Indonesia with loans for water connection fees.
Last updated: October 29, 2013