Building a Comprehensive HIV Response in Nusa Tenggara Barat province (2006 – 2008)
Towards the end of 2005 the Global Fund for TB, and Malaria (GFATM) identified NTB province as a priority area and has started working with one of the major health NGOs and the General Hospital in Mataram. At the end of 2005 the National AIDS Commission also announced a major new initiative to intensify the response to HIV in 100 identified priority Districts – which includes Mataram. The National AIDS Commission has met with Burnet Indonesia on several occasions since requesting that as a technical assistance organisation that we not only strengthen the community sector, but also the government institutions in NTB, in particular the Provincial and District AIDS Commissions.
Capacity Building for Local Responses to HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users in Indonesia (2006-2007)
In 2005 Burnet Institute in collaboration with Asia Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) received a grant from the Levi Strauss Foundation to support local responses for minimizing the harm among youth caused by injecting drug use. The program developed by Burnet Indonesia focuses on capacity building within local NGOs and increasing community awareness of HIV in Bekasi, West Java.
The district of Bekasi, West Java, with a population of 1.8 million, has been identified as 1 of 100 priority district in Indonesia that requires assistance to address the spread of HIV among drug users and their associates. Bekasi ranks second behind Bandung, the capital city of West Java province, for the number of people living with HIV in West Java.
Aceh Partnerships in Health (APiH)
The Aceh Partnerships in Health (APiH) commenced in Aceh in February, 2006. This three year program is jointly implemented by the Burnet Institute, the Australian International Health Institute, and World Vision Australia, and operates under Burnet Indonesia and its MOU with the Coordinating Ministry for Welfare (MenKoKesRa).
A Strategic Approach: Building a Comprehensive HIV Response in Bali (2001 – 2007)
Since 2001 Burnet Indonesia has been working in Bali through the Australian NGO Corporation Program (ANCP) funded by AusAID, to improve the capacity of local organizations to develop high quality and accessible VCT services and enhance the capacity of individuals to reduce their risk of infection through behaviour change. Burnet continues to work with organizations, both government and non-government, such as the Provincial AIDS Commission, NGOs, Provincial Health Department, Social Welfare Department and Community Based Organizations.