Australia is helping Indonesia improve its health services and save lives.
Indonesia has made progress in improving its health system and the health of its people but the country still faces many challenges. An Indonesian woman is 30 times more likely to die in childbirth than an Australian woman, while Indonesian children are still seven times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than Australian children.
Australia is working with Indonesia to address the health needs of women and children, tackle HIV, malaria and emerging infectious diseases and improve health systems.
Australia is helping Indonesia strengthen public health policy, planning and budgeting for the long–term. This will improve essential primary health care services and make them more accessible and affordable for Indonesia's poor. Australia is also supporting Indonesia's efforts to improve health facilities, train healthcare providers, and raise public awareness of maternal and child health services. Australia’s funding also helps tackle HIV through needle exchange, methadone and safe sex programs.
Australia is working with Indonesia to rebuild and improve infrastructure like water and sanitation facilities. About 126 million people in Indonesia do not have access to a clean water source. Australia has helped design an innovative output-based approach where a grant is provided to local governments after a community water connection has worked for three months.