Indonesia Country Profile [PDF]
Tuberculosis (TB) is silently killing India. An estimated 2.2 million cases are reported annually: of these 220,000 prove fatal. Or to put it simply, two people die of TB every three minutes in India. This is the highest number of deaths from TB anywhere in the world.
The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Center for International Forestry (CIFOR) have launched a partnership to address critical environmental issues in Indonesia concerning forestry management and biodiversity protection. The partnership will include collaborative research and providing scholarships for emerging Indonesian leaders to attend U.S. universities.
The U.S Agency for International Development will offer funding through its Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for Indonesian scientists to conduct research on climate change, education and wildlife trafficking. Applications are now open, and proposals are due January 15, 2016.
U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr. announced that the United States will contribute an initial $2.75 million USD in assistance to support Indonesian efforts to address the effects of the forest fires and haze.
Last updated: January 29, 2016