Thursday, August 06, 2009


Globally, the number of countries affected by Pandemic Influenza H1N1 has been increasing. Over 70,000 cases have been detected world wide, including some fatalities. Indonesia recently detected cases of Pandemic Influenza H1N1 in travelers in Jakarta and in Bali. Pandemics occur when a new influenza virus appears and people do not have a pre-existing immunity to it. This leads to a large number of infections, where many people can become sick at the same time. This may then overwhelm healthcare and other essential services.

The collaborative activities of the World Health Organization in the country aim to improve the health status of populations in Indonesia. WHO country office work closely with key Indonesian counterparts, keeping in mind local conditions and emerging priorities. WHO inputs provide the maximum support to health development efforts in Indonesia at achieving the maximum health benefits for the people of the world's largest archipelago. WHO Regional Office and WHO headquarters are fully committed to further support the country office in implementing the country cooperation strategis. Readmore