Indonesia Ratifies MOU with UNICEF in Obtaining a Future Vaccine

16 September 2020 13:44 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Foreign Affairs MInister Retno Marsudi on Wednesday said Indonesia has actively engaged in international and multilateral talks to access future COVID-19 vaccines as she said Indonesia fulfills the requirement as an advance market commitment. 

“Indonesia will be receiving vaccines for 20 percent of our population along with official development assistance (ODA) financial relief,” said Retno Marsudi in the MoU ratification between Indonesia and UNICEF. 

The Indonesian government had actively called for equal access towards safe and affordable vaccines and communicated this to COVAX led by GAVI, the WHO, and the CEPI coalition. 

The Minister predicts that the vaccine obtained from the multilateral route will start to be available in 2021 and through the ODA program, she expects the vaccine’s price will be much more affordable compared to the previous partnership mechanism. 

Today’s ratification between the government and UNICEF was attended by Minister Retno Marsudi, Health Minister Agus Putranto, and head of the national COVID-19 handling committee chairman Erick Thohir.

Read also: Indonesia Highly Aggressive in Getting Covid-19 Vaccine: Erick Thohir

CAESAR AKBAR



Covid-19 Pandemic Could Soon End, Says President Jokowi

3 hari lalu

Covid-19 Pandemic Could Soon End, Says President Jokowi

Jokowi hinted at the possibility that the government will announce the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Jakarta the Highest Contributor of Covid-19 Positive Cases Today: Health Ministry

4 hari lalu

Jakarta the Highest Contributor of Covid-19 Positive Cases Today: Health Ministry

The number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, October 2, 2022, increased by 1,322 cases with Jakarta contributed the highest number.


Taiwan to End COVID-19 Quarantine for Arrivals, Welcome Back Tourists

6 hari lalu

Taiwan to End COVID-19 Quarantine for Arrivals, Welcome Back Tourists

Taiwan says arrivals will still need to monitor their health for a seven-day period and take rapid tests, but tourists will be allowed to return.


BPOM Assures All Domestically Made COVID Vaccines are Halal

7 hari lalu

BPOM Assures All Domestically Made COVID Vaccines are Halal

BPOM has confirmed that all three domestic manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines have obtained halal certificates from the concerned authority.


United Nations Session; Indonesia Calls for Global Collective Effort Towards Peace

9 hari lalu

United Nations Session; Indonesia Calls for Global Collective Effort Towards Peace

Minister Retno Marsudi highlighted a plethora of global issues that need solving at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.


Jokowi Will Not Follow Joe Biden and Declare 'Pandemic is Over'

16 hari lalu

Jokowi Will Not Follow Joe Biden and Declare 'Pandemic is Over'

Jokowi prefers to wait for a decision from the World Health Organization (WHO).


Cambodia Makes Progress on Tackling Violence Against Children

19 hari lalu

Cambodia Makes Progress on Tackling Violence Against Children

Cambodia's progress in tackling violence against children was recognized by an independent evaluation report released on Friday, Sept. 16.


Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Speed Up Post-pandemic Recovery Initiatives

21 hari lalu

Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Speed Up Post-pandemic Recovery Initiatives

ASEAN must speed up the initiatives under the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) to face rising uncertainties in the current global economy


IDI Encourages Booster Vaccination to Reach Endemic Level

22 hari lalu

IDI Encourages Booster Vaccination to Reach Endemic Level

The COVID-19 Task Force Head of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), Erlina Burhan, encourages the public to immediately get booster shots.


Indonesia Adds New 1,848 COVID-19 Cases

23 hari lalu

Indonesia Adds New 1,848 COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded an additional 1,848 COVID-19 infections as of 12 p.m. local time on Monday