The COVID-19 pandemic is still not over to this day. The Government’s efforts to suppress the transmission of the virus are continuing. It can be seen from promotive and preventive efforts, the importance of multi-sector cooperation, strengthening regional capacity in managing health care in the region, strengthening regulations and information systems, including increasing community participation to jointly reduce the rate of spread of the Covid-19 virus in Indonesia, continue to improve strategic planning in strengthening the resilience of the health system.
ADRA through the Recovery Together program supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, supports local governments in managing the spread and impact of Covid-19.
The main objective of this program is to increase community knowledge, awareness and practice related to Covid-19, improve health services in the use of Covid-19 vaccinations and build community resilience to a pandemic. Meanwhile, the program targets are vulnerable groups. In carrying out this activity, ADRA ensures that this activity is inclusive of the elderly and people with disabilities.
The Recovery Together program period lasts from November 2021 to January 2023. As a form of mechanism for reporting program achievements and finding lessons learned, a few meetings are held with stakeholders and local partners to share experiences related to the response to handling the Covid-19 pandemic. This meeting was held in several project coverage areas, namely Aceh Province, West Aceh and Bireuen districts, Papua and West Papua Provinces, East Java Province in Ngawi and Tuban Regencies, Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara Province and Bogor in West Java Province.
The meeting is expected to produce :
1. Records of learning documentation and successful practices in efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
2. There are joint strategies and recommendations based on stakeholder and local partners discussions to strengthen the handling of health problems in the region and build community resilience.