Field assessment of COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response capacity in Indonesia
WHO, in collaboration with University of Hasanuddin and National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), supported the Ministry of Health (MoH) to conduct field assessments in 211 locations across Indonesia from 4 September to 9 October 2020. The activities aimed to assess COVID-19 preparedness in fifteen provinces, based on the status of their pandemic risk: Bali, Bangka Belitung Island, Central Java, Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, DKI Jakarta, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, North Sumatera, Papua, Riau, Riau Island, South Sulawesi, and West Kalimantan.
About ten participants from WHO, MoH and University of Hasanudin Makasar developed assessment questionnaires which were then tested in nine provinces. Field enumerators assigned by the BNPB underwent a training followed by field assessment, data collection and analysis.
The assessment covered provincial command centres, provincial health offices, port health offices, hospitals, laboratories, district health offices, public health centres, and community health centres.
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