WHO, in collaboration with partners, conducted the Orientation of Rabies Control Programme for 55 healthcare workers from 10 districts at West Nusa Tenggara. The programme ran for four days, from 19th to 22nd March 2019 with the objective to raise awareness and improve knowledge of healthcare workers on rabies control.
Between 4th and 7th April 2019, WHO and FAO conducted a multisectoral meeting and Joint Risk Assessment (JRA) as part of the Rabies outbreak response in West Nusa Tenggara. Representatives from various sectors of the provinces and districts participated in the meeting to formulate recommendations and develop a detailed operational plan for rabies control based on risk characterization in their respective provinces and districts. All participating stakeholders committed to contribute towards rabies control in a One Health approach.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Aceh around 5 in the morning, local time, on Wednesday 7 December 2016. In addition to 102 deaths and 140 severely injured victims, more than 80 thousands people are still living in temporary camps. WHO had its team on the ground to work with the Ministry of Health and local government on the first response
In 2005, Indonesia was ranked 7th most hit country by natural disasters. In May 2010, Maplecroft released the Natural Disaster Risk Index (NDRI), putting Indonesia at number 2 in the disaster-prone countries. In the last 7 years (2004-2010) 236 359 people died, 929 276 people were injured and almost 5 million were rendered IDP due to disasters. The disaster profile in Indonesia shows that different types of natural disasters occur according to the geographical distinctions, the most common that affect the people’s lives are flood, landslide, volcanoes and earthquakes. It is therefore, important that the humanitarian agencies in the country sustain their capacity to respond in an effective and timely manner when emergencies occur. The effective response is also influenced by the level of preparedness and planning of the agencies.