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Indonesia to invest US$ 500 million to finance its COVID 19 response - P4H Network

Indonesia to invest US$ 500 million to finance its COVID 19 response

The funding provides for a results-based approach to encourage the use of government systems and augments previous financing that has supported Indonesia’s health systems strengthening. This investment will support the government’s free vaccination program to reach Indonesia’s entire adult population, as well as help Indonesia’s health system become more resilient.

This will help the country’s health sector to accelerate COVID surveillance through testing and tracing of new COVID-19 cases, including genomic surveillance for new variants. The funds from a World Bank loan, will also support essential non-COVID health service delivery systems and ensure that vulnerable population groups with special needs are not overlooked, an investment that strengthens Indonesia’s health system and capacity beyond the end of the current pandemic.

To know more read the entire article originally published in Devdiscourse here.

Image Credits: Jakarta Post

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