Between 2020 and 2022, MSF undertook capacity-building activities for health workers, health volunteers, communities, and other organizations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also donated much-needed materials, including personal protective equipment and rapid antigen tests.
MSF’s COVID-19 activities ceased in March, due to a reduction in the number of cases and community transmission, and the expansion of vaccination coverage in Indonesia. However, we continue to monitor transmission, and the number of cases and related deaths. We stand ready to respond if needed as part of the emergency preparedness plan.
On February 25, 2022, when a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the West Pasaman district of West Sumatra, our teams provided psychological first aid training to health center staff and psychological support to people affected by the disaster.
At the end of the year, we launched our E-hub project, which aims to build the emergency response capacity of our staff and other organizations. We will also collaborate with the Ministry of Health Crisis Centre, from set-up in the local disaster area to coordination at national level.