The Regional office WHO South-East Asia and the University of Queensland, Australia, conducted a visit to Indonesia from May 7-9 to monitor the implementation process of the Global Integrated Survey on Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) producing E.coli (ESBL-Ec)– otherwise known as The Tricycle Project.
The WHO Regional Advisor for Essential Drugs and other Medicines recently paid a 5 day visit to Jakarta to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health. The visit coincided with an evaluation workshop for the National Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance and was in preparation for establishing a national level antimicrobial stewardship programme.
Indonesian Ministry of Health leads polio partners to rapidly protect children from poliovirus in Papua and West Papua
After more than 13 years poliovirus has again been detected in Indonesia. The Ministry of Health, Indonesia, supported by Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners like WHO, UNICEF, Rotary and CDC are leading the response to protect children like Merina who live in Yahukimo district, in the highlands of Papua, where the poliovirus has been found.
To stop the spread of the virus which can paralyze and in rare circumstances kill unvaccinated children, at least two rounds of supplementary immunization targeting all children 0 to under-fifteen years of age are being conducted in Papua and West Papua provinces.
Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, the disease surveillance network that enables the country to rapidly detect circulating poliovirus is being strengthened across the country.
The National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD) along with the Directorate of Disease Prevention and Control, and Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted Indonesia’s first nationwide TB Drug Resistance Survey (DRS) in 2018 across 40 districts in 12 provinces.
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