Infectious diseases pose a global health security threat because of their ability to spread quickly and cross national borders. Diseases and poor health systems inflict harm on humans, animals, and countries’ economies. Under the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership (2015), the U.S. and Indonesia agreed to expand health cooperation to strengthen Indonesian health systems and to increase local capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to global health challenges while advancing security and prosperity.
On behalf of the American people, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partners with the Government and people of Indonesia to control tropical and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and lymphatic filariasis. USAID also supports the Government of Indonesia’s (GOI) efforts to improve emergency care for mothers and newborns.
- USAID helped 100,000 Indonesian mothers and newborns get quicker access to emergency care with a new mobile phone app.
- USAID expanded access to quality diagnostics in Indonesia, the world’s 2nd highest TB-burden country, by strengthening TB lab capacity.
- USAID restored poultry farmers’ livelihoods in 12 high-risk Indonesian provinces by improving animal health safety practices.