Earthquake Response in West Sulawesi,
We provide mental healthcare and carry out emergency interventions in Indonesia.

With Rohingya refugees living in four camps in Banda Aceh, we provide mental health care, including psychological sessions. We work from a base in the capital, Jakarta, and a mobile unit provides counselling in the areas needed.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

Our activities in 2020 in Indonesia

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Indonesia in 2020 In Indonesia, MSF focused on improving adolescent healthcare and working with the authorities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. 
Map of activities in Indonesia

The main goal of our programmes in Banten and Jakarta provinces is to improve the quality and availability of targeted health services for adolescents, such as ante- and postnatal care for pregnant girls and young mothers, by building connections between local communities, schools and health service providers. Health education is given in a way that is adapted to the target group. We also support the provision of adolescent-friendly health services inside health centres. 

In 2020, our programme in Jakarta included activities such as counselling sessions, as well as consultations in adolescent healthcare services at Islamic boarding schools and for street children. However, we had to suspend these activities when COVID-19 broke out. Where possible, we adapted our other projects to the new health protocols during the pandemic. We were able to continue some of our face-to-face activities using the necessary protective equipment, while others had to be switched to online platforms.  

Our teams in Jakarta and Banten also supported the response to the pandemic, by conducting workshops and training medical staff and community health workers involved in the management of suspected COVID-19 patients. In addition, the team in Banten worked in Labuan and Carita subdistricts, supporting the surveillance taskforce.

In places where confusion about COVID-19 was widespread, our teams conducted training of trainers. Groups of household heads participated in interactive training sessions about the virus and were then able to educate and inform their communities. We also donated personal protective equipment to different health centres.  

 

In 2020
 
Indonesia

MSF increases relief efforts on west coast of Banda Aceh

Project Update 2 Jan 2005
 
Natural disasters

MSF prepares fourth full cargo shipment for tsunami earthquake zone

Project Update 30 Dec 2004
 
Indonesia

MSF clinic opens in Aceh

Press Release 29 Dec 2004
 
Natural disasters

More MSF emergency workers to South Asia earthquake and tsunami zone

Press Release 27 Dec 2004
 
Natural disasters

MSF teams being readied for Asia earthquake disaster response

Project Update 26 Dec 2004
 
Natural disasters

MSF prepares to deliver assistance to earthquake stricken areas of Southeast Asia

Press Release 26 Dec 2004