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MADANI CSO Partners Support COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

Nov 2, 2021

MADANI-funded CSO partners have been taking the lead in facilitating vaccine access for vulnerable populations, including women and people with disabilities, crowdsourcing food and financial resources to support vulnerable families, and supporting public health workers to share accurate information related to COVID-19 prevention.

During August-October 2021, fifteen MADANI partner CSOs ensured that vulnerable groups such as poor women and people with disabilities get access to vaccines. Vaccine hesitancy is often a sign of a broken relationship with the state, with people not trusting authorities. MADANI addresses this by working in the communities, with people who are trusted providing support and advice on the importance of vaccination for the community. In Garut (West Java), the local branch of Nasyiatul Aisyiyah, the young women’s branch of Muhammadiyah’s nationwide women’s organization, has during August worked with the local branches of Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) and the Indonesian Association of Persons with Disabilities (PPDI), and community volunteers from the Integrated Village Health Posts (Posyandu) to reach out to and vaccinate more than 200 students with disabilities. Similarly, the CSO partner in Lebak (Banten), the Women’s Resource Development Center (PPSW Pasoendan) has signed an agreement with the local COVID-19 Task Force to support a COVID-19 Care House to mobilize donations to help community members dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and is distributing food and vitamins to local residents who are self-isolating. A total of 15 CSO partners have been supporting local governments in responding to COVID-19 by socializing the benefits of vaccines.