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Sustaining the HIV response in Indonesia: an evolving approach

The end of June marked the closure of the Australian Aid funded eight-year HIV Cooperation Program for Indonesia (HCPI), one of the main components of the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for HIV (AIPH). This blog is the final in our legacy of positive impact series, exploring key program components and achievements.

HCPI has worked to foster leadership within government and civil society to address HIV and AIDS in Indonesia.

Building institutions and supportive environments
From 2008-2015, the Australian Government’s HIV Cooperation Program for Indonesia worked with partners to strengthen the leadership and sustainability of the HIV response through creating a supportive environment, securing sustainable resourcing and institutional strengthening.

Notably, the program collaborated with selected Provincial AIDS Commissions (PAC), civil society organisations and priority sectors to raise the profile of the HIV response in national and local media- encouraging PAC and media collaboration. In addition, stronger institutions were established through improving regulatory frameworks at all levels, institutional strengthening of the AIDS Commission secretariats, establishing surveillance and monitoring and evaluation systems and promoting evidence-informed policy and management.

Download the Sustaining HIV Response brief to learn more about how HCPI has worked to sustain the HIV response in Indonesia.

About HCPI
HCPI has played a key role in the country's response to HIV. The eight year program partnered with the National AIDS Commission, Provincial AIDS Commissions, local health offices and civil society, to support Indonesia in planning, developing and implementing an effective and sustainable response to HIV in all provinces in Java, Bali, and Papua and West Papua. HCPI has also worked to foster leadership within government and civil society to address HIV and AIDS. While the closing of HCPI at the end of June marked the end of the Australian Government’s current long-term investment in strengthening Indonesia’s response to HIV and AIDS through a comprehensive bilateral program, it will maintain support to HIV and AIDS in Indonesia including through its ongoing involvement with the Global Fund and research in HIV treatment.

For more information about HCPI and its legacy of positive impact, please contact Jane Daniels, Palladium APAC Health Practice Director (Jane.Daniels@thepalladiumgroup.com).