CDC in Indonesia

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collaborated with Indonesia for more than fifty years. Technical assistance from CDC has helped the Indonesian Ministry of Health address malaria, influenza, infectious diseases, and immunization for vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as strengthening laboratory, surveillance, and workforce capacity to respond to disease outbreaks.

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What CDC is Doing in Indonesia

CDC Impact in Indonesia
  • As of March 2018, more than 690 fellows have graduated from the Field Epidemiology Training Program and are assuming public health leadership positions in Indonesia and other countries in the region.
  • Four Ministry of Health staff have participated in the CDC Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship Program. They helped establish a Public Health Emergency Operations Center within the Indonesia MOH.
  • Established sentinel surveillance for leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals, in two district hospitals and eight community health centers in Jakarta Province. The program is now being expanded to additional health care facilities in East Java province.
CDC Staff in Indonesia
  • 2 U.S. Assignees
  • 4 Locally Employed
Indonesia at a Glance
  • Population: 263,991,379
  • Per capita income: $11,900
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 71/M 67 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 22/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Indonesia
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Indonesia

Indonesia Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Stroke
  2. lschemic heart disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Cirrhosis
  5. Tuberculosis
  6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  7. Diarrheal diseases
  8. Road injuries
  9. Chronic kidney disease
  10. Lower respiratory infections

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Indonesia

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Page last reviewed: January 3, 2020
Content source: Global Health