More than 272 million people in Indonesia are at risk for one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The country is endemic for three NTDs targeted by USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program: lymphatic filariasis (LF) and soil-transmitted helminth infections.
Indonesia’s national Ministry of Health (MOH)leads the country’s efforts against these diseases through its NTD program, working to eliminate LF and soil transmitted helminth infections, and to control schistosomiasis. Since 2011, USAID has supported Indonesia to reach its NTD control and elimination goals, with a focus on LF elimination. As a result of this support, 62% of people living in endemic areas are no longer at risk for LF as of 2021.
Act | East is implemented in Indonesia by RTI International. The program continues USAID’s focus on the elimination of LF from the country, through support for government- led mass drug administration campaigns, impact surveys, and dossier development.