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Legal support

In June 2023, while conducting a CLM interview, an interviewer met a teenager who had been abandoned by her father after she was born, and was being raised by her mother. Both mother and daughter had been self-reliant, but her mother became unemployed and unable to support their needs. She sought financial assistance from the […]

Obtaining appropriate treatment regimen

In July 2023, interviewers met a woman living with HIV who was on 2nd-line antiretroviral therapy, but was having to use the pediatric formulation of lopinavir/ritonavir due to stock-outs of the adult formulation. This required her to take multiple pills and she became uncertain over the reliability of the medicines. Action Taken: After a phone conversation […]

Woman living with HIV- Towards justice

In March 2023, CLM team members met a woman living with HIV in a sero-discordant relationship. After living together for about 4 years, her husband started abusing her mentally and physically due to her HIV positive status. She was disowned by her husband and forced out of her home, but was not granted a legal […]

Listening to community and enabling procurements

On 29 May 2023, Peduli Hati, the Director General of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, and representatives of the Communication and Public Service Bureau and the Indonesian CDC discussed procurement of additional hepatitis C medicines and rapid molecular testing machines using the national Global Fund budget. Action taken: By July 2023, there was an agreement to procure […]

Stock out of HCV medicines resolved

After a protest rally on 29 May 2023 on the need to create access to hepatitis C treatment, the government procured daclatasvir through an emergency purchase mechanism the next day on 30 May 2023. Action taken: On 31 May 2023 the Hepatitis Working Team, Peduli Hati and the Provincial Health Office conducted a coordination meeting […]

DAA stock-out protest rally in Jakarta

Indonesia has been experiencing stock-outs of the hepatitis C medicine daclatasvir since April 2023. Through their community-led monitoring (CLM) program documenting delivery of viral hepatitis care and treatment services, Peduli Hati previously identified several shortages of hepatitis C medicines, which were rapidly resolved after advocacy meetings with the Indonesian Ministry of Health. However, due to […]

Analysis of Community Treatment Observatory Data for HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Services in India and Indonesia

amfAR’s TREAT Asia program and three partner organizations initiated two Community Treatment Observatories (CTOs) to assess availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in India and Indonesia. It is hoped that the resulting analysis, available here, will help inform and advance advocacy priorities aimed at improving and expanding access […]