Solidarity, Resilience and Hope in the COVID-19 Response

Collaboration by UNICEF and the Government of Indonesia for the COVID-19 pandemic response

Health cadres from the Kamboja IVc Health Post visit families in Sikumana Village to provide health services and encourage them to bring their children for vaccination.


Indonesia has enjoyed a steady progress in improving its maternal and child health over the past two decades, until the COVID-19 pandemic posed risks of setbacks. Crucial measures to curb transmissions, along with refocused resources for COVID-19 response, led to inevitable disruptions in essential health services, including for mothers and children. With its various efforts, Indonesia manages to suppress transmissions overtime, with a total of 6 million COVID-19 cases and 155,000 deaths as of August 2022.

UNICEF’s multisectoral support to the Government of Indonesia (GOI) through this time has contributed to effective COVID-19 response and COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, both of which go hand in hand to fulfil the rights of its 80 million children to the highest attainable standard of health and well-being. UNICEF was equipped to identify and provide technical assistance during the response, while considering location-specific contexts through its seven field offices in the province of Aceh, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, Papua, South Sulawesi and West Papua.

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