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COVID-19 Situation & Action Program in NTT

Indonesia is one of the countries most affected in the world by the COVIDE-19 pandemic. And nothing is done, the government watches and prays... And they've locked the country!
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The situation in eastern Indonesia, the lack of state response, in order to deal with the severity of the pandemic here. Fair Future and Kawan Baik are asking for aid from States, banks, the International Monetary Fund in order to detect, test, vaccinate, take care of families, sick people - But also to put in place preventive actions, massive tests, and solutions for infected people. In any case, we cannot sit idly by.

COVID-19 Situation & Action Program in NTT

by | Jul 16, 2021

Fair Future and Kawan Baik as part of its socio-medical activity in eastern Indonesia, take care of individuals, families, and communities. This in order to provide them with solutions for a better quality of life.

With a population of 268 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. Faced with the pandemic, the country seems overwhelmed and deprived of means, materials, logistical and organizational strategy, leaving tens of millions of people behind.

The Situation in Indonesia

Linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in the country is serious. The cases are increasing dramatically to the point that the country has been totally paralyzed for months. The major problem is that in the areas furthest from the central government of Jakarta, hardly any help is reaching us. Fair Future will act to help people struggling in their life in East Sumba. (See the budget detail here)

The situation is, therefore, more and more dramatic

No Antigen tests, no vaccine (here in Sumba for example, hardly anyone is vaccinated). Also, the health centers are closed because they are infected and the medical staff is sick. There are very few doctors and other medical personnel who are still at work. This is linked to medical and infectious factors, but also and above all because the staff is no longer paid, therefore they no longer come to work.

It is therefore necessary to carry out screenings, to carry out tests, but also to inform how one can avoid contaminating, and being contaminated. Fair Future and I know Sumba very well, the people and villages, even those farthest from rural areas.

Only 0.04% of the population has undergone a screening test (Antigen Test type), most people wishing to travel to a neighboring region by plane. Despite this very low rate, there is a sharp increase in cases of virus infections. This means that the screening that Fair Future, Kawan Baik, and our local doctor friends want to perform will show a much higher infection rate. This scares the politicians on the spot, that goes without saying, but it is there, the one and the only way to slow down the contagion, that they also understood it well of the population is tested for Antigen, mostly people wishing to travel to a neighboring region by plane. Despite this very low rate, there is a sharp increase in cases of virus infections. This means that the screening that Fair Future, Kawan Baik, and our local doctor friends want to perform will show a much higher infection rate.

This scares the politicians on the spot, that goes without saying, but it is there, the one and only way to slow down the contagion, that they also understood it well.

Fair Future and Kawan Baik as you know have a center in Sumba East, in which our teams are active every day: volunteers, doctors, nursing staff. Rumah Kambera, our Base Camp on-site for the territories of eastern Indonesia, with the “Truck of Life” program that we recently launched, is able to carry out screening campaigns, Antigen or PCR tests, and of course, participate in the common effort of vaccination for all. Because once again, we are all equal in the face of disease and in the face of this global pandemic which is hitting this country with full force… The 4th largest population in the world.

The situation in Indonesia is dramatic, and even more so in the eastern territories

Screening and testing equipment has become a huge business here in Indonesia. You can buy tests everywhere, on online platforms, on the black market. The state n0en. not provide, because he cannot pay for them. As for vaccines, again it is not only very few that arrive (3% of the population received two doses and 13% one dose, this in the big cities or in Bali). In the eastern regions, this rate is around 1.5% in average. In fact, if you want to be tested and/or vaccinated, you have to go get the test or the vaccine yourself, because it is now on sale in pharmacies or even in the street. A dose of vaccine is expensive, it can represent the equivalent of a month of your salary in Europe.

In Sumba, The medical staff working in the hospital are no longer paid, therefore they no longer come to work. For a population of nearly 300,000 people, only a few doctors are still active and work on a voluntary basis, many of them for the foundation!

We must act now, be a part of this with us

Linked to the fact that screening and testing equipment is not made available free of charge (although it should of course be), that if we all agree together, Kawan Baik Indonesia, Fair Future Foundation, our medical friends in Sumba, but also elsewhere, so we can improve things, if only a little. But for that, it is necessary to think globally and not in a personal way: From then on, to act for the common good and the public interest only.

To do this, we are there, a large community of people with great will, skills, know-how, and a single goal: Help as many people as possible to find a normal life and prevent more from falling into illness, even more precarious, and above all to stem the spread of the disease in Sumba.

We need an amount that is close to 900 Millions Indonesian Rupiahs (or about $ 60,000.- CHF. 54,000.-) in order to help this population with this program. Obviously, you will tell me, this is the competence of the Indonesian Government. But what if the state does nothing? We think others should do it! NGOs are there for that. We, therefore appeal to the Banks, the international monetary fund, the Swiss Confederation, Credit Suisse which would do much better to help a Swiss NGO directly active in the field, rather than the totally corrupt Indonesian state or a sales site by correspondence (tokopedia.co.id, not to name them).

Our bank details are available under this link. For any information request, please send us an email or contact us here.

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We must act today, not tomorrow.

I ask you to make a gesture. You are a bank, a state, the governor of Switzerland, a pharmaceutical company… Or just a human being with a heart. Do something for them, for us in the field, every day.

Too many people are dying, too many new orphans, too many broken-up families with no income. Fair Future and Kawan Baik Foundations alone cannot do much. Together we can go to the moon.

Let’s Test, Vaccinate, Protect, Inform, Infants… Let’s do what no one else can do, contact us here, donate here.

Thank you Kawan’s!

Alex Wettstein

CEO, Founder, Medical Worker, Fair Future Foundation Swiss

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COVID-19 Situation & Action Program in NTT

The situation in eastern Indonesia, the lack of state response, in order to deal with the severity of the pandemic here. Fair Future and Kawan Baik are asking for aid from States, banks, the International Monetary Fund in order to detect, test, vaccinate, take care of families, sick people

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Construction process of the first Central Water Points

Carrying out such projects seem trivial. Water is a matter that we generally popularise. And yet, here in rural areas of eastern Indonesia, it is a real challenge. Therefore, here is a document that presents the process of building the first Central Water Points, which Fair Future is building,

Map of actions and definitions of needs by Fair Future in East Sumba NTT

This map is produced by the foundation's teams involved in the field from our local Base Camp in Sumba -Rumah Kambera-. This incredible place in which is organized plans responses and actions. Today, we are rebuilding and planning on long term implementation of sustainable solutions linked to health, water, food, and infrastructure.

Sumba Base Camp

Fair Future Indonesia and Kawan Baik Indonesia

Jl. S. Parman – Kampung Praikundu
87115 Kambera
Nusa Tenggara Timur – Indonesia

WHAT THE FOUNDATION WILL DO IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS

  1. Screening and testing of people, in areas most affected by the pandemic, public places such as local markets;
  2. Reception of persons of people in the Base Camp of Rumah Kambera for advice, screenings, tests and vaccination;
  3. Take care of people to be placed in isolation, feed, care for, occupy and make understood the merits of the isolation measure;
  4. Coordinate the foundation’s screening, testing and vaccination actions with local authorities, the Indonesian Red Cross;
  5. Avoid the spread of the virus as much as possible by implementing the necessary measures;
  6. Coordinate actions requiring medical care with our team of doctors and the network of young volunteers from Indonesia;
  7. Setting up information sessions wherever we can, with distribution of masks, disinfectant solutions, clean water and food for communities, villages and families;
  8. and more… 

SOME PICTURES OF LIVING CONDITIONS IN EASTERN INDONESIA

PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT COVID-19. For them, this is just some words