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CDC Works in Indonesia

CDC has collaborated with Indonesia for more than fifty years. Assistance from CDC has helped the Indonesian Ministry of Health address a wide range of high-priority public health needs, including infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, injuries, and surveillance.

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CDC office (physical presence)
3 U.S. Assignees
4 Locally Employed

Indonesia at a Glance

Population: 248,527,000
Per capita income: $4,810
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 72/68 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 32/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2013

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2010
  1. Stroke 8%
  2. Tuberculosis 7%
  3. Cancer 6%
  4. Road Injuries 5%
  5. Diarrheal Diseases 4%
  6. Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
  7. Diabetes 3%
  8. Major Depressive Disorder 3%
  9. Lower Back Pain 3%
  10. Lower Respiratory Infections 3%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Expanded Early Warning and Response System for 17 priority diseases including influenza-like illness, pneumonia, and diarrhea for the nationally notifiable disease surveillance system
  • Reported malaria deaths in South Halmahera district decreased from 226 to 11, and malaria incidence decreased by 50% from 2004-2009
  • A study that established lung function standards for Indonesian adults and children produced data used by the Minister of Health to develop a policy to limit tobacco use in public buildings
  • Page last reviewed: August 13, 2014
  • Page last updated: August 13, 2014
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