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World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia
Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment: Mission Report Indonesia
World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia, India, 19-31 January 2004, 32 pp

"Recently, Indonesia has adopted an ambitious target of providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) to at least 10 000 people by the end of 2005. As of January 2004, of an estimated 15 000 people who were in need of ART, only 1300 persons were receiving the treatment. The intermediate target for 2005 is in line with the global WHO and UNAIDS "3 by 5" initiative. The initiative aims to provide three million people in developing countries (out of six million in need globally) access to ART by the end of 2005. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to provide universal access. By declaring the national "3 by 5" target, Indonesia has joined forces with other countries towards reaching the global target. In December 2003, shortly after the launch of the global "3 by 5" initiative on the World AIDS Day, the Minister of Health requested assistance from WHO. From 19 to 31 January 2004, a team of WHO experts visited Indonesia to assess the country's readiness for rapid scale-up of ART, to identify the technical support that will be needed, and to recommend urgent action towards
achieving the time-bound target."

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