Indonesia’s booster dose recipients reach 42.4 million

Jakarta (ANTARA) – At least 42.4 million Indonesian citizens have received the third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday, according to a report from the COVID-19 Handling Task Force. According to the task force data received by ANTARA here on Saturday, the number of third dose recipients grew by 213,553 on Saturday, taking […]

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ASEAN nations agree to form public health emergency center

There will be three pillars of ACPHEED, surveillance or detection, response, and risk management Bali (ANTARA) – ASEAN health ministers have approved the establishment of an ASEAN Center for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases (ACPHEED) as a collaborative effort to deal with extraordinary events and future pandemics. “There will be three pillars of ACPHEED, […]

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Lampung Health Office raises alertness against acute hepatitis

We continue to increase our early alert system as part of anticipatory measures before cases of acute hepatitis spread Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA) – The Health Office of Lampung province has continued to boost alertness about a mysterious acute variant of hepatitis in the province to anticipate its spread. “We continue to increase our early alert […]

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Indonesia encourages US investment in ASEAN primary health care

Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has pushed for an investment agreement with the United States (US) in the development of health system services at the ASEAN regional primary level. “Today I would like to reiterate three important points. The first is to encourage investment in Puskesmas (Community Health Centers) as […]

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Background Press Call by Senior Administration Official Previewing the Second Global COVID Summit

MODERATOR:  Good evening.  And thank you for joining our background call previewing tomorrow’s Global COVID Summit.  This call will be held on background, attributable to a “senior administration official.”  And it will now be embargoed until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 12th. For your awareness, not for your reporting, the officials on this call are [senior […]

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Remarks by President Biden at the Global COVID-⁠19 Summit

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everyone.  Thank you for joining together for the second Global COVID-19 Summit.  You know, and a special thank you to the leaders of Belize, Germany, Indonesia, Senegal for — for cohosting this summit with the United States. Today, we’re again uniting countries around the world with leaders from the private sector, civil […]

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