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Australia-Indonesia Health Security Partnership

$48 million, 2020-2025

The Australia-Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP) is Australia's bilateral health security program. It continues a longstanding partnership with the Indonesian Government and builds on lessons from decades of collaboration, including previous partnerships between Australia and Indonesia in Emerging Infectious Disease and in Health System Strengthening.

AIHSP works directly with Indonesian Government counterparts at national and sub-national levels and in collaboration with international health partners, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Australian agencies such as CSIRO, to build stronger systems to respond to public health threats, which have included COVID-19, Lumpy Skin Disease, Foot and Mouth Disease and rabies.

AIHSP is a flexible program and employs a One Health approach by supporting a range of activities to strengthen both Indonesia and the region's capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats. One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of humans, animals, plants and ecosystems. It recognises the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent.

The approach mobilises multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate change, and contributing to sustainable development.

During COVID-19, AIHSP together with the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, supported Indonesia's COVID-19 health response and recovery. AIHSP continues to support Indonesia's health security in the long term by enhancing national surveillance and information management systems, laboratory capabilities and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Related documents

Name of document Year published Type
AIHSP Design Concept 2019 Concept
AIHSP Design Document 2019 Design
AIHSP independent mid-term review
AIHSP mid-term review management responses
AIHSP report annexes
2023 Review and management response

Related link

Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security – Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative 2020-2023

World Bank Health Transformation Multi-Donor Trust Fund

$9.6 million, 2023-2027

Australia is providing support to the World Bank-managed Health Transformation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) which aims to contribute to and be a key enabler of the Indonesia's Health System Transformation Agenda to strengthen primary and secondary health care, health financing, technology, talent, and health system resilience. The Health Transformation MDTF seeks to coordinate development partners' support to assist the Ministry of Health in accessing analytical and technical expertise aimed at maximising the impact of the reform, in particular, to address critical gaps in accessibility and quality of health services for women and girls, people with disabilities, and climate resilience.

Name of document Year published Type
World Bank Health Transformation Multi-Donor Trust Fund: design document 2023 Design

World Health Organization (WHO) Indonesia

$10.7 million, 2020-2024

Australia is providing $10.7 million for WHO to support the work of the Indonesian Government in response and recovery from COVID-19. This includes providing expert technical and policy advice on disease control and preparedness, including support for emergency response, service delivery, information systems, and surveillance and laboratory improvements.

UNICEF Indonesia

$10.4 million, 2020-2024

Australia is providing $10.4 million for UNICEF to support the work of the Indonesian Government in response and recovery from COVID-19. This includes providing expert technical and policy advice, support for the maintenance of essential services, including primary health care services and maternal and child health services, safe school reopening and strengthening child-focused social protection systems.

Provision of Emergency Support Packages and COVID-19 Vaccines for Indonesia

$14 million, 2020-22
The Australia Government provided packages of health support for Indonesia's COVID-19 response, including medical equipment and supplies.

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Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Disaster Risk Management (SIAP SIAGA)

$36 million, 2019-2024

The Australia-Indonesia Partnership in Disaster Risk Management (SIAP SIAGA) aims to strengthen Indonesia's disaster risk management system to build preparedness and resilience. It also aims to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Indonesia on humanitarian issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

It focuses on improving coherence, clarity and communication within the disaster management system.

In response to the pandemic and the establishment of the Indonesian National Taskforce on COVID-19 Management, DFAT accelerated the inception phase of SIAP SIAGA and advised the Program to pivot its workplan and priorities to support this new body. Working closely with government and civil society partners, SIAP SIAGA helped contain the spread of the virus, conducted public health awareness campaigns, supplied essential goods, helped people identify business opportunities, and improved their food security. Recognising that vulnerable groups have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, SIAP SIAGA has included a focus on the most vulnerable groups, including women and girls; people with disabilities; and those living in poverty.

SIAP SIAGA also provided advisory support to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Social Affairs to support their roles in the National Taskforce on COVID-19 Management. In addition, SIAP SIAGA worked with the provincial governments in East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) to support sub-national efforts to manage the pandemic. SIAP SIAGA also partnered with Indonesian civil society organisations, such as the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Lembaga Penanggulangan Bencana dan Perubahan Iklim Nahdlatul Ulama (LPBI-U) and Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre (MDMC), to support COVID-19 community awareness, preparedness and response.

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Better Investments for Stunting Alleviation (BISA)

US$2.5 million, 2019-2024

The Better Investments for Stunting Alleviation (BISA) initiative relies on an innovative funding model which multiplies and leverages Australia's investment. Under this program, the Australian Government is providing US$2.5 million to the Power of Nutrition – a global children's nutrition financing platform – over five years. The Power of Nutrition will mobilise an additional US$7.5 million of private sector and public sector finances, making the value of the whole initiative US$10 million over five years.

BISA is implemented jointly by Save the Children and Nutrition International. BISA aims to reduce stunting by improving the nutritional status of adolescent girls, women of reproductive age and children under the age of two across East Nusa Tenggara (43 per cent stunting) and West Java (31 per cent stunting), building on some of the lessons learned from previous nutrition programs (including Mitra Youth). BISA is expected to support 3.3 million people, including 734,100 women, 489,343 children under two, and 1.45 million adolescent girls to access high impact nutrition services and contribute to 4,794 lives saved, 6,314 cases of stunting averted, and 161,724 cases of anemia averted.

Related documents

Name of document Year published Type
Better Investments for Stunting Alleviation (BISA) Proposal 2019 Proposal

Technical Support to the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) in Indonesia

$1 million, 2021-2023 (Grant to UNDP)

In addition to Australia's $242 million contribution to the Global Fund (2020-2022) to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria replenishment, of which Indonesia is a beneficiary, Australia is supporting the Secretariat that manages the coordination and implementation of activities that are funded through the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). This in-country support ensures that the larger Global Fund investments in Indonesia are implemented in an efficient and effective manner. Australia's contribution helps strengthen the Global Fund grant implementation process.

Related link:

The Global Fund - Government and Public Donors Profile page: Australia

World Mosquito Program

$3.5 million, 2022-2024

The World Mosquito Program works to reduce the incidence of dengue in Bali through the release of mosquitos carrying Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, that reduces dengue transmission in local mosquitos.

Other regional initiatives

The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security supports regional health security in the Indo-Pacific. It works with partner governments, global and regional bodies, donors, institutions and the private sector to anticipate, avert and arrest outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, and the growth of drug resistance. This is being achieved by strengthening national and regional health systems, facilitating regional collaboration and developing regional public goods.
Under the regional Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative (VAHSI), support was provided to Indonesia for COVID-19 vaccines and rollout. Through WHO and UNICEF, work continues in 2023-24 to strengthen routine immunisations.

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