• Hookworm
  • Trichuriasis (whipworm)
  • Ascariasis (roundworm)
  • Lymphatic Filariasis
  • Schistosomiasis

children are at risk for INTESTINAL WORMS


Indonesians are at risk for LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS

Despite a growing economy, Indonesia has the second highest burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally. More than half of the country’s population is living in areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis — a painful and debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes — and just 20 percent of people are currently receiving medicines. Less than 10 percent of children are currently receiving medication regularly to protect them from intestinal worms. These parasitic infections can lead to malnutrition and anemia, stunting children’s growth and development.

More than 123 million Indonesians at risk for NTDs live across 17,000 islands and come from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. This diversity and geography present unique logistical and communications challenges for NTD programs in Indonesia, as medicines must be transported across thousands of islands, and health education materials and information must be provided in many languages. 


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In 2014, END7 has pledged to fill a $50,000 funding gap to scale up Indonesia’s national NTD efforts. END7 donations will support advocacy and planning meetings in six districts of the Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, specifically on Flores Island. These efforts will help equip local government officials and health staff with the skills to launch these districts’ first mass drug administration (MDA) for LF.

END7 funds will also support the development of educational materials that will provide clear information about NTDs and their impact on at-risk communities.


The Ministry of Health’s NTD Control Program is leading the country’s efforts to control and eliminate NTDs and is supported by a group of collaborating partners, including the Ministry of Education, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s ENVISION project and GlaxoSmithKline.


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In 2010, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health developed a five-year integrated plan to control and eliminate the most common NTDs. The plan targets three diseases for elimination by 2020: LF, schistosomiasis, and yaws — a chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bones and joints. Since the launch of this plan, significant progress has been made in combating these diseases, but much more needs to be done.

To accelerate efforts and scale up the national program, the Ministry of Health needs support to improve coordination across programs and stakeholders and mobilize funding to scale up programs to achieve sufficient coverage.

Additionally, community members at risk need to be educated every year on the importance of taking NTD treatments annually in order to stop the spread of these diseases. If these steps are taken, Indonesia can control and eliminate NTDs within the country.  


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Key Interventions
in Indonesia
  • Training

    health workers and volunteers

  • Hygiene Education

    to teach safer habits