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Cablegate: Indonesia 2008 Mini Country Operational Plan For

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R 040813Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6582
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 1322
RUEHPH/CDC ATLANTA GA
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 002816

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FROM AMBASSADOR HUME TO AMBASSADOR DYBUL
AIDAC FOR USAID/GH/OHA

E.O. 12598: N/A
TAGS: TBIO AMED CASC EAGR AMGT PGOV ID OGAC
SUBJECT: INDONESIA 2008 MINI COUNTRY OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR
HIV/AIDS


1. (SBU) On behalf of the Mission Team on HIV/AIDS, I am
pleased to present the Indonesia 2008 Mini Country
Operational Plan (COP) in support of the PresidentQs
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This submission
represents the combined efforts of the United States
Department of State, the United States Agency for
International Development and the Department of Defense Q a
truly collaborative process of which we are proud.

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HIV Landscape in Indonesia
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2. (SBU) The HIV landscape in Indonesia is undergoing
fundamental transitions. First, 2007 marks the beginning
of a new and integrated national strategy. It is reliant on
collaboration between the donor community and the
Government of Indonesia (GOI). A shift in approach or
commitment on the part of any one partner will have an
impact on the entire plan.

3. (SBU) Second, recent data clearly demonstrate the growth
of a generalized epidemic specific to the province of Papua
that is very different from the concentrated epidemic
within Most-At-Risk-Populations (MARP) occurring across the
rest of the county. Third, The Global Fund Country
Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) is in the process of
addressing irregularities which have resulted in a six
month restriction period and about which the Global Fund
secretariat still has outstanding queries. This problem has

SIPDIS
resulted in significant program implementation delays over
the last six months and may affect the future landscape of
HIV/AIDS programming in Indonesia.

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FY08 Mini-COP
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4. (SBU) The USG is committed to the GOIQs HIV/AIDS
planning and funding process which includes both an
integrated national program strategy and a costed action
plan. The USG Q through PEPFAR Q is an engaged and vital
partner with the GOI, as well as with AusAid, the Global
Fund, DFID, KfW and the UN Agencies. With our resources,
we have developed a program that leverages other donor
assistance to best complement and fill existing gaps.

5. (SBU) Embassy Jakarta has structured its FY08 Mini-COP
to remain responsive to the GOI national strategic plan and
to make best use of our resources to fill program gaps.
There is far more we could and would like to do in
Indonesia to address the HIV epidemic, including scaling-up
services among MARPs, and overall systems- strengthening to
facilitate better service delivery in prevention, care and
treatment services - especially in Papua. However, we are
constrained by the reduction of our PEPFAR resources since
FY06 from $10 million to $8 million.

6. (SBU) In addition to your review of our submission, I
urge O/GAC to enter into discussions with our in-country
HIV/AIDS team to explore restoring funding levels to $10
million or more, thus enabling increased programming in
Papua.

7. (SBU) We look forward to receiving your comments and
your approval of the Mini-COP.

HEFFERN

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