On World Tuberculosis Day (March 24, 2016), U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) video at @america, encouraging Indonesians to get tested and treated for tuberculosis (TB) if they have a persistent cough. The video prominently features Indonesian rock band Slank who gave a surprise performance at the @america event. The PSA is part of the Ministry of Health’s public awareness campaign on TB: “TOSS TB” (Find TB, Treat Until Cured).
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) PRESTASI scholarship program is now accepting applications from Indonesian public servants and other accomplished professionals interested in attaining postgraduate degrees in the United States or Indonesia. Scholarship opportunities are available for Indonesians interested in pursuing degrees in the fields of public policy, economics, political science, public administration, environment, health, and education.
The United States announced today the second annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women supported by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL.
U.S. Charge d’Affaires, Brian McFeeters and Special Advisor to Minister of the Environment and Forestry, Agus Justianto, launched two new initiatives to improve natural resource management in Central Kalimantan: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LESTARI, the flagship forestry management program that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase biodiversity conservation; and the Sister Protected Areas Partnership, a USAID funded partnership between the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry, and the Sebangau and Tanjung Puting National Parks.
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Last updated: April 16, 2016