In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing in evacuation centers.
The United States will provide more than $1 million of funding for maternal health research as part of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program. The United States will award grants to Indonesian researchers for collaborative research with American scientists in maternal and neonatal health.
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.
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).
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.
Last updated: August 19, 2015