Watch or listen: How Indonesia and Australia are flattening the COVID-19 curve

As Australia declares some success in flattening the curve, and the impact of recent restrictions on movement and other measures remains to be seen clearly in Indonesia, our expert panel examined and compared the public health response in each country, considering the best way forward.


Further reading: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Indonesia COVID-19 Development Response Plan

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The Australia-Indonesia Centre would once again like to thank our wonderful panelists:

  • Dr Sudirman Nasir: A Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin with a masters degree and PhD from Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. His research focus is on various issues related to drug use and HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
  • Dr Yulia Sofiatin: A lecturer in the Department of Public Health’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division at Universitas Padjadjaran. She focuses on community-based non-communicable disease prevention.
  • Professor Charles Gilks: The Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and an international public health specialist. He has worked on global public health, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and health systems strengthening initiatives across a 30 year career.
  • Helen Brown (moderator): Head of Communications & Outreach at The Australia-Indonesia Centre. She is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent.
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