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Jakarta Post

Terawan discusses RI’s COVID-19 response

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Jakarta   /   Mon, November 9 2020   /  01:00 am
Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto attends a working meeting with the Commission IX of House of Representatives at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday February 03, 2020. The meeting discuss the prevention and treatment of the corona virus in Indonesia and the efforts to protect the health of Indonesian citizens residing in China and other countries. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto joined the World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom at the United Nations health body's COVID-19 virtual press briefing on Friday to talk about Indonesia's multisectoral review of its COVID-19 response, which suggests there is much room for improvement. Terawan, along with health representatives from Thailand and South Africa, shared their country's respective Intra-Action Reviews (IARs), country-led facilitated processes conducted during the coronavirus pandemic, which brings together stakeholders involved in the in-country public health response. Indonesia conducted its IAR virtually with the support of the WHO from Aug. 11 to 14, which Terawan said was intended to become "a platform for continual learning". "From our point of view, the result of the IAR has provided input for Indonesia to improv...