Policy Update

Australia provides US$7 million for COVID-19 assistance in Indonesia and Laos

Australia will provide support for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts through the World Health Organisation (WHO). This will strengthen Indonesia’s laboratories and the use of health information, as well as providing better protection for health workers and patients.

In Laos, Australia has increased its bilateral assistance program by almost 25% to help the government strengthen health systems, protect vulnerable citizens, and plan for economic recovery.

News article - The Jakarta Post

News article - The Star Online