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Our teams are working with government ministries to support emergency preparedness programmes in Indonesia.

We are working together with the Ministry of Health Crisis Centre to strengthen the emergency preparedness and response capacity in Indonesia. This project works to strengthen emergency responses through better health data management, increased mental health support, and expanded environmental health services.

Our activities in 2022 in Indonesia

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Indonesia in 2022 In Indonesia, we continued to assist with the national response to emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic and an earthquake in West Sumatra.
Indonesia IAR map 2022

Since 2018, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had been running programmes in Banten and the capital, Jakarta, focused on building local community links with health service providers and strengthening connections between health centres and local schools. The main goal was to improve the quality and availability of healthcare for adolescents, by offering health promotion and education sessions, as well as medical services.

As part of the project, we supported health centre staff to run adolescent-friendly health services, and strengthened their capacity through mentorship and training. We believe that providing high-quality health services for adolescents means involving them in a meaningful way, and we achieved this in Indonesia by implementing a peer-based approach.

At the end of 2022, we handed the project over to the local health centres and communities, and to the Ministry of Health.

Between 2020 and 2022, MSF undertook capacity-building activities for health workers, health volunteers, communities and other organisations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also donated much-needed materials, including personal protective equipment and rapid antigen tests.

MSF’s COVID-19 activities ceased in March, due to a reduction in the number of cases and community transmission, and the expansion of vaccination coverage in Indonesia. However, we continue to monitor transmission, and the number of cases and related deaths. We stand ready to respond if needed as part of the emergency preparedness plan.

On 25 February, when a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the West Pasaman district of West Sumatra, our teams provided psychological first aid training to health centre staff and psychological support to people affected by the disaster.

At the end of the year, we launched our E-hub project, which aims to build the emergency response capacity of our staff and other organisations. We will also collaborate with the Ministry of Health Crisis Centre, from set-up in the local disaster area to coordination at national level.


In 2022
Damaged hospital

"Central Sulawesi took its toll on me" 19 Oct 2018
Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi.

Getting healthcare and safe water to remote areas in Central Sulawesi

Project Update 11 Oct 2018
A Fair Shot 1 million pneumonia deaths infographic
Access to medicines

2,500 flowers are placed in front of Pfizer’s HQ, representing number of children who die of pneumonia each day.

Press Release 27 Apr 2016

Adapting to changing needs one month after the Indonesian earthquake

Project Update 30 Oct 2009

The emergency phase is mostly over. We are now entering the recovery stage.

Voices from the Field 22 Oct 2009
Natural disasters

South Pacific region rocked by typhoons and earthquakes

Project Update 6 Oct 2009